Do you work for the NHS in England, Scotland or Wales?

BMJ Best Practice is now being provided to all NHS healthcare professionals in these regions.

How to access BMJ Best Practice in your region via OpenAthens

  1. Visit and click ‘Log In’ on the top right of the page
  2. Select the ‘OpenAthens’ button and sign in with your OpenAthens account credentials. You will then be taken back to BMJ Best Practice.
  3. Once you have logged in to BMJ Best Practice, you can create a free personal account – it’s easy to do and only takes a minute to set up. Your personal account details will enable you to access BMJ Best Practice anywhere, download the award-winning app and track your CME/CPD activity.

Don’t have an OpenAthens account?

Eligible NHS healthcare professionals can create an OpenAthens account here:


If you need any support logging in, please visit

Temporary access for healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland

Although a similar national license does not exist in Northern Ireland, we have worked with The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland, to provide temporary access to Best Practice to support all Health and Social Care Services (HSC) staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access, simply visit The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland website and create your personal BMJ Best Practice account:

If you need any further support, please contact