About Best Practice

Healthcare professionals need fast and easy access to reliable, up-to-date information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions. This is precisely what Best Practice provides.

Best Practice is a completely new concept for information delivered at the point of care.
In a single source we have combined the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Best Practice provides a second opinion in an instant, without the need for checking multiple resources. Its unique patient-focused approach represents a major new advancement in information delivery at the point of care

Best Practice is brought to you by the BMJ Evidence Centre– a division of the BMJ Group that is working to provide healthcare professionals with innovative new products and tools that make evidence useful in practice.

Product information

  • A new concept in information delivery, action orientated and structured around the patient consultation
  • A gold standardeditorial process including peer review and multiple sign-off
  • An unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage (information relating to over 10,000 diagnoses by end of 2009; 5000 at launch) helping healthcare professionals make decisions with confidence
  • A constantly updated resource
  • A standard structure for each condition including a summary and definition, etiology, epidemiology, through key diagnostic steps and tests into treatment approaches with drugs, guidelines and evidence, finishing with recommendations and outlook for patient follow-up
  • Information for patients to support treatment options
  • Clinical Evidence‘inside’ brings together the best current evidence with expert guidance
  • My Best Practice allowing end users to save searches and bookmarks to specific content
  • Ability to upload local guidelines and links
  • Full reference links and color images where available

To find out more about Best Practice please click on the links below:

How we produce Best Practice
Best Practice content

Sample content

Three full articles from Best Practice are available for free to allow you to sample the content. Follow the links below to access the full articles:

Chronic cough (Evaluation of)
Adult asthma
Acne vulgaris

(please note that these sample articles will contain links to additional content available only to subscribers)

Best Practice team

Management team

  • Director, Evidence Centre Tracy Eastman
  • Head, Clinical Decision Support Paul Weller
  • Product Manager Klara Brunnhuber
  • Business Development Manager Sue King
  • Head, Business Development and Marketing Marie Traisneau
  • Product Marketing Manager Amy Hilton
  • Marketing Assistant Thomas McGuiness
  • Head, Business Management Dominic Frankis
  • Senior Project Manager Satinder Chauhan
  • Administrator Varsha Mistry

Editorial team

  • Senior Clinical Lead and Acting Editor-in-chief Mike Bedford
  • Senior Clinical Lead (US) Sheila Feit
  • Clinician Kathleen Dryburgh 
  • Scientific Team Lead Alan Thomas
  • Scientific Editors Tannaz Aliabadi-Zadeh, Helena Delgado Cohen, Chei Hung, Sam Love, Martin O’Brien

Evidence & Publishing team

  • Head, Evidence & Publishing Nina Blackett
  • Evidence Team Lead Katrina Sparrow
  • Evidence Scanners Sarah Boyce, Eno Umoh, Lauren Wallis
  • Information Specialists Olwen Beaven, Alex McNeil
  • Evidence Analyst Sharlene Ting
  • Content Project Manager Lisa Parker
  • Contributor Manager Gemma Spink
  • Production Coordinator Lisa Griffin 
  • Digital Content Producer Elin Jennersjo Svensson 
  • Assistant Digital Content Producer Laura Stephenson
  • Acting Digital Content Editing Manager Vanessa Sibbald 
  • Digital Content Editors Cathryn Denney, David Macnamee, Nils van der Linden, John Waring

Informatics team

  • Head, Clinical Health Informatic Rob Challen
  • Health Informatician Chris Wroe

Website team

  • Lead developer Syed Shabbir
  • Senior UIdesigner Jeremy Gillies
  • UI designer Shanna Barnard
  • Developers Zoe Azhdari Radkani, Irene Briones, Sangeeta Sharma
  • Tester Bala Shanmugam

Content management system

  • Lead developer Michael Blake
  • Developers James Skinner, Chris Phipps
  • Electronic publishing specialist Sean Harrop