NEW: UpToDate® Anywhere – mobile and remote access

Now you can access all the content of UpToDate from your mobile and tablet. You can also build up free continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD) when researching clinical questions.

To gain remote and mobile access you just need to complete a quick one-time registration process.


  1. Access UpToDate via the BSUH Intranet link

*You must register from within the BSUH NHS network to gain access to the Mobile App and accrue CME credits.

  1. Click the Register button in the upper right corner of the screen.

UpToDate registration

  1. Complete all fields on the registration form and then click Submit Registration.

Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email from UpToDate with instructions on downloading the Mobile App.


UpToDate - mobile

Once registered, you can install the Mobile App on up to two devices.

  1. On your smartphone or tablet, find “UpToDate” in your app store and install the free app.
  2. Open the UpToDate Mobile App upon completion of download.
  3. Log in with your UpToDate user name and password.

You only need to do this once — the app remembers your user name and password.


UpToDate - remoteIn addition to the Mobile App, you can access UpToDate from any computer with internet access.

Simply go to and click the “Log In” button located in the top right corner of the UpToDate home page, and enter your user name and password


To keep the account active, you must re-verify your affiliation with BSUH once every 90 days.

Re-verifying your affiliation

Log into UpToDate using the BSUH Intranet link at least once in every 90 days.

In-application & email messaging will inform you of the need to verify affiliation if you have not done so by day 80. You will receive a second alert at day 90.

If you fail to re-verify by day 90, you will lose mobile and remote access.

To regain access, simply login to UpToDate with your user name and password using the BSUH Intranet link as above.

Contact us for more information.


Help us to help you with patient information

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Do you give your patients information? Perhaps you don’t have time? Would you welcome some support or advice in providing information for the patients you see?



Fill in our quick survey  to give us a picture of the kind of patient information you currently supply, and what you would like to offer.

Information Standard

The Patient Information Librarian will then be in touch with suggestions, guidance and ideas on how to create good quality patient information.

Thank you!

Even more support for Primary Care staff

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support Primary Care. Explore our full range via our website:

NHS OpenAthens password required; register here:




Papanikitas A. Handbook of primary care ethics. 2018





Blythe A.  Essential primary care. 2017





Carvalho A F. Mental disorders in primary care: a guide to their evaluation and management. 2017





Chilton S.   A textbook of community nursing.  2nd ed. 2017






Ashdown H. BMJ 10 minute consultations: primary care. 2016






Pearson D. How to succeed on primary care and community placements. 2016





Stuart M R.  The fifteen minute hour: therapeutic talk in primary care. 5th ed. 2015





bjcom nursing

British Journal  of Community Nursing    (NHS OpenAthens password required)




com practi


Community Practitioner  (NHS OpenAthens password required)





educ for pc

Education for Primary Care  (NHS OpenAthens password required)





family practice


Family Practice Management  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)




j com nursing


Journal of Community Nursing   (NHS OpenAthens password required)




practice nurse


Practice Nurse   (NHS OpenAthens password required)





qual prim care


Quality in Primary Care  (NHS OpenAthens password required)



Evidence searches carried out on Primary Care

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

Long term maintenance of diet and exercise behaviours after intensive initiatives stop for patients at risk of diabetes

Demand and capacity in general practice or primary care

Sepsis in primary care

Multidisciplinary training for practice teams

CBT groups in primary care for adults with anxiety

Good practice in models of primary care

Locally Commissioned Services which support the transfer of dementia patients requiring medication review back to primary care

Commissioning CT scanner for Primary Care

Web and other resources

Best Practice Point of care decision-support. (BSUH and Brighton and Hove Practice and CCG staff  NHS OpenAthens passwords)

Clinical Key  Articles, guidelines, images, videos and books (NHS OpenAthens password required)


NEW Surgical journal for 2018

Do you care for severely injured and critically ill surgical patients? This journal is for you!

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Journal of Acute Care Surgery’ is NOW available with your OpenAthens password (BSUH only)




See more of what we can offer in this specialty and others under our Specialty Lists, or use the catalogues on our website to search our full collection.

Contact us at any time for more guidance.

Support for long term conditions

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support Long term Conditions. Explore our full range via our website:

NHS OpenAthens password required; register here:



Hutchinson D  Long term conditions: a manual for general practice nurses 2016




Nicol J  Nursing adults with long term conditions. 2nd ed. 2015




McEvoy P  Chronic disease management: a new paradigm for care  2014





Mercer S W  ABC of multimorbidity  2014



Lorig K Self-management of long-term health conditions: a handbook for people with chronic disease.  3rd ed. 2014





Lloyd C E   Long-term conditions: challenges in health and social care 2012



Meerabeau L  Long-term conditions: nursing care and management 2011





Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)



jnl diabetesJournal of Diabetes and Its Complications (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)





Arthritis Care and Research  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)



 chronic disease

Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease  (Sussex Partnership NHS OpenAthens password required)


international chronic


International Journal of Chronic Diseases  (Kent, Surrey, Sussex NHS OpenAthens password required)


Evidence searches carried out on Long Term Conditions

 We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

Nurse/non-medical prescribing in chronic disease.

Self management of long term conditions in primary care.

Pharmaceutical care models for long term conditions with co-morbidities for an ageing population.

Models of care for long term conditions.

Evidence for group education sessions within primary care for patients with long term conditions.

Long term condition management strategies in primary care.

Web and other resources

The Kings Fund Long-term conditions

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. They are working on NHS care for people with chronic illness or disability and have provided a selected list of references held by the Kings Fund Library to improve the care for long term conditions.

NICE Guidance: Long Term Conditions

Nice guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care. Also contains resources to help maximise use of evidence and guidance.

Department of Health: Long-term conditions

The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. They lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.

New look BMJ Best Practice and app

BMJ Best Practice screenshot

This popular step by step guidance now has improved diagnosis and treatment tables and algorithms, videos of clinical procedures, medical calculators, patient information leaflets and the latest evidence from Cochrane Clinical Answers.

Best Practice app

All this, plus an app that can be used offline.


Read what our members say about BMJ Best Practice:

“I use it almost daily to check best practice management regimes for the patients I see and manage in A&E. Last week I used it to compare the efficacy of different treatment regimes for Bell’s palsy.”

“Really good, really invaluable aid to helping me understand and help to pick the most appropriate answers.”

“Beneficial insight and new understanding.”

“…got latest reports and evidence to support my work and study.”

 “It ensured my management was truly evidence based and best practice.”

BMJ Best Practice is just one of the decision-support tools we provide to inform evidence-based health care.

*Available with an OpenAthens password to staff at BSUH and Brighton and Hove GP practices/CCG. Contact us for guidance and advice.



Communicating with your patients

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources to support Patient Communication & Information. Explore our full range via our website:

NHS OpenAthens password required; register here:



Gault I  Communication in nursing and healthcare: a guide for compassionate practice  2017





Wamboldt R Communication skills for OSCEs: how to talk to patients effectively 2017





Balzer Riley J Communication in nursing 8th ed 2017




Roebuck A  Rethinking communication in health and social care  2017





Stein-Parbury J  Patient and person: interpersonal skills in nursing   5th ed 2014





Sheldon L K   Communication for nurses: talking with patients 2013





Silverman J Skills for communicating with patients 2013





Journal of Communication in Healthcare





Patient Education and Counseling




Evidence searches carried out on Patient Communication &  Information

  • Health and wellbeing packs for patients
  • How to relay risk/relative risk to patients about moving them from aspirin to clopidogrel for ischaemic stroke. How to present the information in a way that is meaningful – tools you could use – pictures, simple terms, charts, etc
  • Examples of best/good practice generically to providing health promotion resources at county level.
  • The use of media resources (eg DVDs or YouTube) as a patient education resource
  • Evidence on using information to promote healthy behaviours.

Web and other resources

Toolkit for producing patient information

Published by the Department of Health. This toolkit has been developed to improve and monitor the information provided for patients across the NHS. It has been designed to make it easier for the NHS to produce good-quality information for patients and assess how it is used. It aims to raise the standard of written information for patients, their carer’s and people who use NHS services to make sure that the material produced is clear, concise, relevant, accurate and in everyday language, and meets the standards of other large organisations.

Producing Patient Information Policy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) policy to ensure all staff have the resources to produce accurate and user-friendly information for patients and carers. It refers primarily to printed literature but the principles shall also be used with different forms of media including web-based information, DVDs or audiotapes produced by the Trust. Scripts for DVDs and audiotapes should be submitted for review before the recording commences, under CPIG.

PIF Toolkit Creating health information that works

A general toolkit about producing health information.

Patient Information Forum: Guide to Producing Health Information for Children and

Young People

 A specific guide to creating health information for young people.

The Patient Information Forum (PiF) is an organisation for professionals working in health information.  They campaign to ensure that consumer health information is central to high quality, patient centred care and help providers to develop high quality information for their patients and the public.