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Decision Making Tools

***Available to IOW NHS Trust staff***

UpToDate is a point-of-care decision making resource used by doctors all over the world and based on the latest medical evidence.  UpToDate covers all medical specialities and includes detailed information on diseases and conditions, practice changing updates, drugs, calculators and patient information leaflets.  Isle of Wight Trust staff now have access to UpToDate via their website and mobile app. 

To access UpToDate on the web
(on computer and mobile)

  • Go to
  • Select Institutional Login
  • Login with OpenAthens
  • Optional – Register to accrue CME

To access the app on your phone or device

  • Search ‘UpToDate’ in the app store
  • Install on your mobile
  • Login with OpenAthens
  • Register


Please remember to use your personal registration to automatically accrue CME every time you use UpToDate.

If you don’t have an OpenAthens account you can sign up here:

For help with OpenAthens please contact our OpenAthens Administrator

For support and assistance with UpToDate please contact the Oliveira Library on 4519 or email

or see the User Academy Pages on the UpToDate website

See also Open Access content from UpToDate (in response to the Coronavirus pandemic)



A point-of-care evidence-based clinical decision tool available at BMJ Best Practice can also be accessed via the Web Based Systems page on the Trust intranet when on site/linked to the Trust network. For more information and how to access on a mobile phone via the app see instructions here

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