Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Health Information Week day 2: BMJ Best Practice #HIW2019

Health Information Week is a national, multi-sector campaign to promote high quality information for patients and the public. High quality health information can have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving them a better quality of life.

Our campaign this year is focused on enabling clinicians to access good quality information aimed at the public which they can recommend to patients.

We have also produced Helping you to help your patients, which is a brief guide to evaluating information as well as recommendations for sites where you can find trusted information aimed at patients.

For day 2 of Health Information Week we are looking at BMJ Best Practice.

BMJ Best Practice is a point of care reference tool which also includes a good selection of patient information leaflets. 

For access go to https://bestpractice.bmj.com and login with your OpenAthens account. If you don’t have an account you can register for one here: https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ 

The first time you login to the site it will prompt you to set up a personal login as well – this will be linked to your OpenAthens account and allows you to do extra things such as to install the app on a mobile device and to collect CME/CPD credits.

Once logged in you can search for a topic or browse 

If you have searched for a topic then you can go to the “Patient leaflets” section of that topic.

You can then click on the link to download the PDF: 

If you have selected the browse option from the homepage then you can browse an A-Z list of leaflets, or select to browse by specialty. All leaflets include a publication date so you can see how recently it has been updated.

Tomorrow for Health Information Week we'll be looking at a web site to keep you up to date with research featuring in the media...

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