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CDS Tools

Clinical decision support tools give clinicians access to the most up-to-date synthesised evidence easily and quickly, precisely when you need it.

We currently have access to four of the leading clinical decision support tools available. These tools are constantly updated by teams of experts to create synthesised evidence summaries on thousands of topics and conditions. You can use these tools to get quick access to your questions when you need an answer fast.

DynaMed has a focused Oral Health section and in Lexicomp your will find dentist-focused information on many drug profiles; however, the other platforms do contain content related to specific oral health conditions.

All the tools require log in via OpenAthens. To register for an OpenAthens account use the link below.

Or alternatively, Contact us for any difficulties.

BMJ Best Practice is an evidence synthesis tool is now licensed by NHS England and as such is available for all NHS England employees. It is has a British focus and includes UK guidelines, as well as patient information print-outs. Focus is medical.

UpToDate is a US-based evidence synthesis tool providing you with synthesised evidence summaries on thousands of topics.

DynaMed Plus is a US-based evidence synthesis tool providing you with the very latest evidence in easy-to-read summaries including UK guidelines. Focus is medical but has an Oral Health section aimed at dentists.

Lexicomp is a drug information resource which can enhance patient safety by providing you with detailed summaries, screening, interaction and allergy tools. You will find a section specific to dentists on each drug page.