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UpToDate subscription 2019

The Library’s subscription to UpToDate point of care resource has now ceased. Whilst this is a useful resource, the cost has risen rapidly over the last few years and, as UpToDate is priced in US dollars, the actual cost has been affected by the recent fall in the value of the pound against the dollar. As a result the price for 2019-20 is a little short of £24,000, almost half the total library budget.

BMJ Best Practice has been bought nationally as part of the NHS Core Content, which means that it is available to all NHS staff. It has many of the features of UpToDate:

  • Individual accounts
  • Downloadable app
  • Topic based
  • Evidence–based approach
  • Fully referenced

In addition, BMJ Best Practice has a British focus and is designed for clinical staff working for the NHS.

BMJ Best Practice can be accessed from the Library Page of the Trust Intranet without a login, or any internet-connected device using your own account. It can also be accessed from the Resources Access column of the library website, using an NHS Athens account.

For more information please click on the links below or contact the library via our General Feedback page or e-mail Nicholas.Harden@swft.nhs.uk. For a training session on Best Practice, go to the Need Help form on our Training page, tick ‘Database Searching’ and type ‘Best Practice training‘ as your message. We will then contact you to set up a training session.

Click on the links below for information from the BMJ.

Access BMJ Best Practice Publicity                  Video Tutorials
Fact Sheet

User Guide

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