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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

A combined BNF and BNFC 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 BNF and BNFc can also be accessed online from NHS Evidence Search without login.

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. To download the app you will need to create a free personal account.  To Login with NHS OpenAthens you should click the "Access through your institution" button and enter NHS in England as the name of your institution - you will then be prompted for your OpenAthens login.

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


Exam resources for medicine

Eligible trainees at King’s College Hospital can now submit applications to use their Study Leave allowance to cover the cost of an online examination aids including BMJ OnExamination and PasTest.

Please identify the course you are interested in and discuss your requirements with your educational supervisor. Once agreed submit your request via Intrepid as Exam preparation course relevant to level of training and in a comment box note that this is for an online exam revision course/test.

Applications must be submitted online prospectively, are restricted to one per examination module and are subject to a cap of £200 per trainee. Please see the Study Leave Kwiki page for further details and ensure you check eligibility before applying.

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.