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NHS: Clinical Resources

A general guide to Library Services for NHS staff via King's College London

Clinical Resources


TOXBASE provides advice on the features and management of poisoning of around 17,000 products and substances, together with information for chemical incidents, and monographs from the UK Teratology Information Service.

It is available as a free app for all NHS staff.

After downloading the TOXBASE app to your phone or tablet, users create a personal app account by completing the registration form on the sign-in screen and then clicking a link in an activation email.  You must use your NHS email address for the registration. 

TOXBASE is available from the App Store and Google Play


BNF and BNFC app logo

The NICE BNF and BNFC apps are being phased out from July 2017.  

A new combined app has been created by the publishers with full details on the BNF website.

The app is available to download for free on Android and iPhone devices. An NHS OpenAthens login is no longer required. The NICE apps will continue to be updated for a few months before being phased out.

The BNF and BNFc can also be accessed online from NHS Evidence Search without login.

The NICE Guidance app is also available.

Reviewed Medical Apps

Find more Medical Apps on review sites such as  The review sites test and review medical related mobile apps to see which ones are good and which ones are not worth the memory space.

BMJ Best Practice App

BMJ Best Practice is a point of care knowledge tool with step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. It is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion.  An App version is available. 

  1. Go to and click ‘Log In’ on the top right of the page.
  2. Select the ‘OpenAthens’ button and sign in with your OpenAthens account credentials. You will then be taken back to BMJ Best Practice.
  3. Once you have logged in to BMJ Best Practice, you can create a free personal account. Your personal account details will enable you to download the app
  4. Download the app and log in to that with your personal account details

​A number of users have reported difficulties with setting up the app.  If you have previously had a BMJ personal account this should sync with the Best Practice app but if you have any problems, do contact


Dynamed Plus

King's College Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas' Staff have access to Dynamed Plus (OpenAthens login required) - a point of care support tool. 

Dynamed Plus offers clinically-organized summaries for thousands of topicsThese are clearly presented for rapid use and include links to relevant UK guidance.

An App is available.  For access see the Dynamed Website for installation details

This is a simple to use tool but there are tips in the Dynamed User Guide

Login free access is available from GSTT PCs by going to