Best Practice App update now available

Message from BMJ:

A new release of the Best Practice app is now available on iTunes. The technical issues with the display of some treatment options in the previous version, which caused BMJ to temporarily withdraw the app, have been resolved and all iPhone and iPad users should update to the new release at the earliest opportunity. –  BMJ 17/01/2013

Best Practice is free to download and contains 20 free sample topics.

SGUL Staff and Students have access to the full contents of the Best Practice App via their institutional  login.  If you have not used it before follow these instructions to get started.

1. In order to access full content you must first create a “My Best Practice” account.   You must create this account while connected to the University network. This connects your account to the University’s subscription and allows you access to full content.

2. Download the app from the app store

3. From ‘Settings’ (iPhone, iPod Touch) or ‘Subscriptions’ (iPad) go to the ‘Account’ page and login with your My Best Practice account

4. ‘All topics’ will automatically begin to download. It is recommended to download over a good wifi connection.

*Please note full content via the Best Practice app is only available to SGUL staff and students.

Schizophrenia – updated systematic review in Clinical Evidence

The Schizophrenia systematic review in Clinical Evidence has been updated, highlighting some of the major shortcomings of available trials in this field and an astonishing lack of supporting evidence for some treatment options. An essential read not just for practitioners of evidence-based mental health but also researchers and research funders in the field.

For onsite access click here

For offsite access click here – SGUL users login via Shibboleth, NHS users login via Athens.




BMJ Learning/Best Practice Training session now Wednesday 4th July

Training Session
Wednesday 4th July
12.00- 1.30pm
Room H.1.9
(Library computer room)

SGUL Library and BMJ group invite you to come along to a BMJ led training session* to learn more about BMJ Learning and Best Practice – two products brought to you by the BMJ Group and available from SGUL Library.

*This event is open to NHS staff and to SGUL staff and students however please note there are limited spaces – book your place by emailing

Session content

Best Practice is used by clinicians all over the world, as it provides instant, reliable information about conditions without the need for checking multiple resources. It is a single source of evidence based medicine, which combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – providing essential learning on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

The session will provide you with all the information you need to:

  • Register
  • Search Conditions
  • Understand Types of Monographs from a learning and research point of view
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Evidence and Evidence Scores
  • Personalisation features
  • Drug and reference links
  • Remote/Mobile access

BMJ Learning is the leading international online learning resource for medical professionals. It contains over 900 evidence-based modules which are written by experts and cover a range of clinical and non-clinical topics.

We will provide you with information on:

  • Registration and logging on
  • Different types of modules available
  • How to search, select and complete modules
  • How to manage your learning with BMJ Portfolio

If you would like further information about this event, or about accessing these resources please contact: Karen John-Pierre,  or telephone 0208 725 5433.

BMJ Learning – free access to modules all next week

To celebrate the completion of two million learning modules BMJ Learning is throwing open their 1,000-strong collection of modules for free,  for everyone, for one week.

You can access hundreds of modules (not usually available)  free of charge any time during the week of July 2-9th.

All you have to do is register.
Go to:

Postponed – BMJ Group training session on 27th June

Due to circumstances beyond our control we’ve had to postpone the BMJ Group training session organised for the 27th June 2012.

We hope to be able to reschedule the event asap; as soon as this is confirmed we will publicise the event in the usual ways.

If you have any queries, please contact Karen John-Pierre, NHS Liaison Librarian,  or telephone 0208 725 5433.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Access to Best Practice, Clinical Evidence and Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin – 2nd April 2012

We  are currently experiencing problems accessing content on Best Practice, Clinical Evidence and Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin.  Those trying to access content see the message:  Although your institution, St George’s University of London, subscribes to part of Best Practice, the subscription does not cover this content.

Please be assured  that we are working with BMJ to restore access as soon as possible and we are not cancelling this subscription.

Access to and the BMJ Journals Collection is unaffected.