Patient Care and Clinical Decision Making tools

Patient Care and Clinical Decision Making tools

Guidelines, protocols or evidence summaries often provide the quickest and easiest way to find answers. In clinical environments these are often called 'point of care' resources.

Below are the current resources available to health and care staff across the Trust, as well as links to additional sources of evidence, such as guidelines.

Some of these subscription resources are available password free on Trust devices, otherwise they will require your OpenAthens account for access.

Click on any resource below to find out more:


BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice includes evidence-based condition and symptom topics across 32 clinical specialties which provide the user with guidance throughout the full patient journey, from determining diagnosis and treatment approach to follow-up support.


DynaMed combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. 

ClinicalKey for Nursing

ClinicalKey for Nursing provides access to nursing content including full-text books and journals, point-of-care monographs, customisable patient education handouts, drug monographs, videos, images, practice guidelines and clinical trials.


The BNF aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with sound up-to-date information about the use of medicines.

Last updated: March 18, 2024


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