Thousands of healthcare professionals across Scotland are making use of their access to BMJ to help them in their clinical practice.

Bookmark this page to easily navigate to BMJ Best Practice, The BMJ, DTB and the BMJ Journals collection.

How to access your BMJ resources

  1. Via the Knowledge Network: access password free by going to and selecting your preferred BMJ resource (on NHS premises only).
  2. At home: to access remotely sign in using your Athens login details or create a personal account to login to BMJ Best Practice offsite.

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is your single source of evidence-based answers, integrating the latest research, guidelines, systematic reviews and drug databases to provide you with the information you need with confidence, fast.

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With BMJ Best Practice, you can:

  • find diagnosis, management and treatment information on over 1000 clinical topics
  • practice evidence based medicine with our EBM toolkit, over 250 medical calculators and Cochrane Clinical Answers
  • access anywhere with the offline compatible mobile app
  • earn CPD automatically

Access online or download the free mobile app to find clinical answers even faster. Please note,  you will need to register for a personal BMJ Best Practice account whilst on NHS premises in order to download and access the app remotely.

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At the forefront of innovative thinking and practice, The BMJ is one of the most influential and respected general medical journals in the world.

Visit us online to access original articles, podcasts and videos covering the latest research, education, news and investigations.


DTB provides rigorous, independent evaluations and practical advice on individual treatments and the overall management of disease for doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Visit us online here.


BMJ Journals Collection

Discover world-leading medical and allied health research, reviews, news and multimedia content from BMJ’s specialty journals.

Your institution has full access to 28 key titles, listed below, across a range of specialties, including clinical, evidence-based and public health journals. 

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases is a leading, international medical journal covering all aspects of rheumatology, including the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritic disease and connective tissue disorders. Visit Website
Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) is a leading international medical journal focusing on all aspects of child health and disease. The journal includes original research, commentaries, reviews of clinical and policy issues, and evidence reports. Visit Website
ADC: Education & Practice edition assists paediatricians at all levels of their training and ongoing professional development with several educational sections, including: best practice, evidence-based paediatrics, pharmacy update, problem solving in clinical practice, interpretations and quizzes. Visit Website
ADC: Fetal & Neonatal edition brings together quality research and reviews in the field of perinatal and neonatal medicine, covering such areas as physiology, clinical practice, genetics, perinatal epidemiology and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Visit Website
BMJ Quality & Safety provides news, opinion, debate and research for academics, clinicians, healthcare managers and policy makers dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare, integrating academic and clinical aspects through shared evidence and knowledge. Visit Website
British Journal of Ophthalmology is an international peer-reviewed journal for ophthalmologists and visual science specialists publishing clinical investigations, clinical observations, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations related to ophthalmology. Visit Website
The British Journal of Radiology is the international research journal of the British Institute of Radiology and is the oldest scientific journal in the field of radiology and related sciences. Visit Website
British Journal of Sports Medicine the number 1 sport sciences journal in the world, is a multimedia portal serving the international community of clinicians who treat active people by contributing to innovation, education and knowledge translation. Visit Website
Emergency Medicine Journal is a leading international journal relevant to all specialties involved in the management of emergencies in the prehospital and hospital environment, reporting developments and advances in emergency medicine and acute care. Visit Website
Evidence-Based Medicine systematically searches thousands of articles across all medical specialties to find the most important research, giving you only the essential evidence-based studies; each selected study is distilled into a summary and a critical appraisal. Visit Website
Evidence-Based Mental Health systematically searches international medical journals relevant to psychiatrists and psychologists to find the most important research, giving you only the essential evidence-based studies; each selected study is distilled into a summary and a critical appraisal. Visit Website
Evidence-Based Nursing systematically searches a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the validity of research and relevance to best nursing practice; each selected study is distilled into a summary and a critical appraisal. Visit Website
Frontline Gastroenterology publishes articles that accelerate adoption of innovative and best practice in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology, specifically in the domains of clinical quality, patient experience, service provision and medical education. Visit Website
Gut is a leading international journal delivering up-to-date, authoritative, clinically-oriented content in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology with an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, liver, biliary tree and pancreas. Visit Website
Heart is an international peer-reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease with special emphasis on valve disease, congenital heart disease and inherited cardiovascular conditions. Visit Website
Injury Prevention is an international peer reviewed journal relevant to academics and frontline workers offering the best in science, policy and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. Visit Website
Journal of Clinical Pathology is a leading international journal covering all aspects of pathology with diagnostic and research areas including histopathology, virology, haematology, microbiology, cytopathology, chemical pathology, molecular pathology, forensic pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology and immunopathology. Visit Website
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health is a truly international journal that encompasses all aspects of epidemiology and public health publishing original research, opinions and materials concerned with the study and improvement of communities worldwide. Visit Website
Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading international journal promoting ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. It publishes content relevant to health care professionals, clinical ethics committees, medical ethics professionals, researchers and bioscientists, policy-makers and patients. Visit Website
Journal of Medical Genetics is a leading international peer-reviewed journal covering original research in human genetics, and reviews and opinions on the latest developments. The journal covers the molecular basis of human disease. Visit Website
Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery is a leading journal for peer-reviewed scientific research and literature on neurointerventional surgery, covering a range of neurological and vascular problems including stroke, aneurysms, brain tumors, and spinal compression. Visit Website
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry is a leading title that encompasses the entire genre of neurological sciences, focusing on the common disorders but with a keen interest in the Gordian knots that present themselves in the field, such as ALS. Visit Website
Medical Humanities reflects the whole field of medical humanities, encouraging a high academic standard to enhance professional and public discussion with content relevant to health care professionals, humanities and arts scholars, social scientists and policy-makers, medical educators and patients. Visit Website
Occupational & Environmental Medicine publishes high-quality research relating to the full range of chemical, physical, ergonomic, biological and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and to environmental contaminants and their health effects. Visit Website
Postgraduate Medical Journal supports junior doctors and their teachers and contributes to the continuing professional development of all doctors by publishing papers on a wide range of topics relevant to the practicing clinician and teacher. Visit Website
Practical Neurology is useful for everyone who sees neurological patients and who wants to keep up to date, and safe, in managing them. This is a journal for jobbing neurologists who plough through the tension headaches and funny turns week in and week out. Visit Website
Sexually Transmitted Infections keeps practitioners, trainees and researchers up to date in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all sexually transmitted infections and HIV by publishing a wide range of content including original research, evidence-based reviews and educational articles, along with podcasts and other multimedia. Visit Website
Thorax is one of the world’s leading respiratory medicine journals, publishing clinical and experimental research articles on respiratory medicine, paediatrics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology, and surgery. Visit Website
Tobacco Control studies the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide including its effects on population health, the economy, the environment and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies. Visit Website