BMJ announces new partnership to support primary healthcare in China

(16 December 2016) BMJ, one of the world’s leading healthcare knowledge providers, has partnered with Guangdong Family Doctor Association to make their fully translated Chinese edition of BMJ Best Practice available to over two million primary healthcare professionals across China.

Last week, the UK’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, attended the signing ceremony at the UK-China Healthcare summit in Shanghai.

The partnership builds on existing links between BMJ and China. It also forms part of the Chinese government’s framework for ‘Healthy China 2030’ that aims to use innovation to drive health system reform across the country.

BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool that 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 on over 10,000 different diagnoses to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

The Chinese edition is the result of a collaboration between BMJ and the Chinese Medical Association (CMA). In addition to the full translation of all BMJ Best Practice content, it also contains the latest clinical guidelines and expert opinion from the CMA, providing access to both international standards and local clinical practice recommendations.

It is available both online and offline, and as a mobile app, giving busy clinical staff an immediate head-start on making diagnosis and treatment decisions.

BMJ Best Practice is already in regular use by clinicians in more than 60 countries and is accredited by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangzhou Municipality in China.

The announcement in full is here.