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Resources

Guide that sets out all the libraries resources

Apps

There are FREE apps available for both UptoDate and BMJ Best Practice.

You just need to make sure you have a personal account set up first.  For more information please look at the information pages.

Did you Know?

In UK alone, one in three patients admitted to hospital as an emergency has five or more conditions?

The BMJ Comorbidities Manager is one of the only clinical tools that can help support the management of a patient’s acute condition alongside their pre-existing comorbidities.

Click on the BMJ Comorbidities Tab for more!

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice gives medical professionals the best available information for any clinical situation.

It is funded by Health Education England, and is free to all NHS staff.

It contains thousands of clinical topics and over 6000 clinical guidelines, plus nearly 500 patient leaflets.

Access anywhere with the BMJ Best Practice app.

NEW: find links to local ESNEFT guidelines in BMJ Best Practice

To create a BMJ Best Practice account:

Click "Log In’ on the top right of the page.

Select the "Access through your institution" button and sign in with your OpenAthens account credentials. 

To download the app, you also need to create a personal account. Once logged in, click "Create Account"

Search for BMJ Best Practice if the Google Play or App store.

 

Health Education England has extended their national subscription to BMJ Best Practice to include the comorbidities manager for all NHS staff and learners in England.

Health Education England (HEE) has extended their national subscription to BMJ Best Practice to include the Comorbidities Manager for all NHS staff and learners in England.

In the UK alone, one in three patients admitted to hospital as an emergency has five or more conditions. Clinical guidelines only focus on single conditions; the Comorbidities Manager supports the management of the whole patient by including guidance on the treatment of a patient’s acute condition alongside their pre-existing comorbidities.

UpToDate

 

Clinical professionals around the world trust UpToDate as their go-to, must-have evidence-based clinical decision support resource to help them make smart, safe patient care decisions.

UpToDate provides access to evidence-based content in over 25 specialities; patient information topics; drug information; medical calculators and graphics.

UpToDate gives you access to evidence-based clinical content when and where you need it.

It can be accessed on ESNEFT computers without the need to login.

Register for an account to access off-site and to download the UptoDate App

To access UpToDate off-site, and also access via the app, you need to create a personal account.

This must be done on an ESNEFT computer.

To Register: 

Go to UpToDate - on a Trust computer you will be logged in (top right) as East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Click register and fill in the online form, creating your own username and password.

Use a personal email address that you check regularly.

You can use this username and password to login off site at www.uptodate.com

App Access:

Download the app from your usual app store onto your mobile device and login. You may download the app on a maximum of 2 mobile devices

Login with the username and password created

Note:

To retain access, you must log in to UpToDate on a hospital PC every 90 days. You will receive an email reminder to do this.

 

 

 

As you use UpToDate via your account, you will accrue CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits.

These can then be redeemed, and a personalised certificate downloaded that you can use to demonstrate your CME.

 

To set up UK based CME: 

When you first log into UpToDate, click on CME at the top right corner.

Go to settings and choose "Time-Based Tracking" - this is the recommended setting for UK staff.

UpToDate will now record the time you spend. 

You will see how much time you have built up next to CME (top right) and once ready to download a certificate click CME again and then "Redeem CME". 

Your CME will accrue on both the desktop and app versions, as long as you are signed in with the same account details.

 

Follow this example when citing an UpToDate topic:

Marion DW. Pacing the diaphragm: Patient selection, evaluation, implantation, and complications. In: UpToDate, Shefner JM (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA. (Accessed on June 23, 2022.)

Need more help with referencing, please take a look at our referencing training page

11th jAN 2023

2pm – 2:30pm

Click here to register

tinyurl.com/UTD11Jan2023

·          Benefits of registering for your own account

·          Modifying the CPD settings to support revalidation for your professional society including Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK

·          Tips on how to search UpToDate to get your clinical answer fast

·          Q & A time

25th Jan 2023

2pm – 2:30pm

Click here to register

tinyurl.com/UTD25Jan2023

·          Quick recap of session 1

·          Viewing the results page

·          Navigating a Clinical Topic

·          Help reduce medication errors with our Drug Interactions tool

·          Q & A