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‘Add to portfolio’ links rolled out across BMJ journal articles

16 Dec, 11 | by BMJ

Following the launch of BMJ Portfolio earlier in the year, ‘Add to portfolio’ links have been rolled out across all articles in our suite of specialist journals.

Located in the right-hand column of the article page, these links make it even easier to track, record, plan and report on your continuing professional development.

So, for those of you that missed the introductory blog post, what is BMJ Portfolio?

It’s a tool doctors can use for recording their own needs, activities and notes relating to keeping up to date with medicine – continual professional development, or CPD, as it’s known. Why would doctors use BMJ Portfolio rather than the back of an envelope or an Excel spreadsheet?

There are lots of reasons:

  • It integrates with our online products, so if you take an online module in BMJ Learning, it’s added automatically – Best Practice is integrated too, and and all our journals now have the “add to portfolio” button.
  • It lets users tag their notes with keywords for rapid search and retrieval. Doctors can group their activities by formal accreditation criteria, clinical area, activity, or any way they like.
  • In the future, doctors will be able to compare notes, share the resources they’ve found most useful, and use the tool collaboratively to improve their professional development.

The user interface is more advanced than on any other site we have, and we’ve copied the approaches used by sites like Gmail, Facebook and iTunes to let users configure the way Portfolio works and looks for themselves.

And it’s free. Anyone can create a BMJ Learning account to use it (doing this will also allow you to view all the free learning modules on

For more information:

User guide for BMJ Portfolio >>
Introductory video to BMJ Portfolio >>

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