Leading healthcare knowledge provider BMJ announced today that its clinical decision support tool BMJ Best Practice has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (Royal College of Physicians, London, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow).
This means that members of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians and those subscribed to the Federation CPD diary scheme can earn external CPD credits while they use BMJ Best Practice, helping to support their professional learning and development needs.
BMJ Best Practice gives doctors fast and easy access to the latest information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions. Updated daily, it draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
BMJ Best Practice is also the only point of care tool that supports the management of the whole patient by including guidance on the treatment of a patient’s acute condition alongside their pre-existing comorbidities.
Federation approval is a symbol of quality assurance that is associated with the highest standards of educational and professional practice. Doctors can thus be confident that BMJ Best Practice has been independently evaluated as a high quality educational resource.
Dr Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director at BMJ Best Practice, said: “We are delighted to receive this approval from the three Royal Colleges of Physicians. We know that doctors value external CPD credits from the Colleges and that this is seen as a marker of educational excellence in the UK and internationally. We know that our users will put their CPD to the best possible use by continuing to improve the care that they give to their patients”
Dr Adrian Jennings, Associate Medical Director for CPD, Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK, said: “The Federation is pleased to be able to expand the approved e-learning options we offer physicians which now include e-platforms and e-libraries. We are very happy to welcome the addition of BMJ Best Practice”.