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BMJ Best Practice

We recently took a subscription to BMJ Best Practice – Access it via the Library to ensure you have off campus access (rather than searching for it via Google) or here http://abc.cardiff.ac.uk/login?url=http://bestpractice.bmj.com

Add the app to your mobile device for convenience and additional features. To download the app you first need to create an account on the BMJ Best Practice website. You will need to use this login to download the app.

Further information about the Best Practice apps can be found at http://bestpractice.bmj.com/bestpractice/marketing/best-practice-mobile.html?button=site-nav

BMJ Best Practice is a point of care tool which aims to assist health professionals in making decisions about treatment and diagnosis. It uses an evidence based, patient focused approach. BMJ Best Practice links out to PubMed records so you can access the full text where Cardiff University has access and information about drugs and dosages are linked via the BNF. (You can also download the BNF app freely – please see separate post here http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/blslibraries/2017/10/24/new-improved-bnf-bnfc-app/

BMJ Best Practice can be used to:

  • Get a second opinion about prevention, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis
  • Identify UK or international guidelines
  • Identify evidence-based synopses
  • Develop professionally – notes and links can be saved to a personal portfolio
  • Identify images to be used for educational purposes
  • There are also links to national and international guidelines and patient information leaflets.

Further information about the Best Practice apps can be found at http://bestpractice.bmj.com/bestpractice/marketing/best-practice-mobile.html?button=site-nav



NHS staff- Clinical Key training sessions

clinical keyFind out how you can personalise and make best use of Clinical Key.

The library has arranged some half-hour training sessions on Clinical Key, to be held on Tuesday 11th October at UHW.

The sessions will be delivered by Marenne de Ruuk, a trainer from Clinical Key.

You can turn up without booking, although it would be helpful to us if you could let us know your preferred time.

Date: Tuesday 11th October

Times: On the hour and half-hour from 11.00 – 3.30.

Venue: Room 2TB2 33, Main hospital.  Please follow the signs from the B2 lifts.

This training is open to all Cardiff and Vale UHB staff.

Contact: If you have any queries, or to book, please contact Rosemary Soper, 02920 715497  soper@cf.ac.uk  or Meg Gorman 02920 688156  gormanm@cf.ac.uk

Access UptoDate via UptoDate Anywhere App



Cardiff University Library Service has access to UpToDate.

UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource that provides answers to clinical questions on over 10,000 topics covering a wide range of medical specialties. UpToDate topic reviews cover all of the major aspects of a particular condition, including symptoms, tests, diagnosis and treatment options.

You can register to use the UpToDate Anywhere App which enables access via the app on up to two mobile devices. Using UptoDate via the App enables you to obtain continuing education credit. Read more about CE/CPD earnt via UptoDate here

In order to access the UpToDate Anywhere app, please follow the instructions below.

  • Access UpToDate Anywhere via any of the above routes logging on with your Cardiff username and password.
  • Click on the “Login/Register” tab in the top right hand corner.
  • Create a unique user name and password on the UpToDate Anywhere registration page: You will use this username and password to access UpToDate from your mobile devices.
  • You are now registered and will receive a confirmation email about installing the UpToDate Mobile App
  • Following these instructions you can now download UpToDate apps on up to two devices
  • In addition to the app, now you have registered you will be able to access UpToDate from any computer with internet access using your unique username and password at: www.uptodate.com and click the log in button located on the top right corner of the webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: to continue to use the UpToDate mobile app, 90 day re-verification is required. In-application and email messaging will inform you of the need to verify affiliation with Cardiff University. You can complete verification by logging on to UpToDate once every 90 days with your Cardiff University username and password.

If you fail to re-verify in time, you can re-register as above.

Trial Access to Clinical Key

I hope you have already found trial access to Clinical Key useful. Please send any feedback through to us at the Health Library: healthlibrary@cf.ac.uk

You can access it directly via this link, you will be asked to login if you are off campus please do so with your university username and password.


View some of the features that Clinical Key has to enable you to build a presentation in this video.


Trial Access to Clinical Key

For the next month we’ve got trial access to Clinical Key. Please give it a go and let us know whether you think this would be a valuable resource to add to our collection. On campus you can gain access directly, off campus you will be taken to a login screen – please enter your Cardiff University username and password.


Clinical Key provide a group of resources relating to Medicine. On it you will get access to guidelines, ejournals, ebooks (including Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine and Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology) and loads of medical and procedural videos. It uses a mix of these resources to provide answers to Clinical Questions. You can also filter the searches to view specific types of sources like video or images for example- watch this video to see how.

Please send any feedback to the Health Library – healthlibrary@cardiff.ac.uk