Award success for Box UK and BMJ

Software development company Box UK has been named as a double winner in the WalesOnline Digital Awards, for its innovative work with leading medical journal the BMJ.

The BMJ Best Practice App developed by Box UK was honoured in both the “Best Mobile App” and “Best Global Reach” categories of the awards, which celebrate the very best in Wales’ thriving digital sector, at a ceremony in central Cardiff last Friday.

The BMJ Best Practice App

The BMJ Best Practice app is a crucial decision-making tool that provides students and medical practitioners with the tools they need to better understand symptoms and treatments at the point of care.

To do this effectively, information needs to be instantly accessible, anywhere it’s needed, so the BMJ approached Box UK with the requirement to rebuild the app with a focus on improving usability, accessibility and performance.

The app is now unique in its market, providing evidence-based information in an easy-to-use yet clinically-accurate way, both online and offline. The time required to download the app and its contents has been reduced by 70% while storage space has been reduced by 60%, and user feedback and reviews have improved significantly:

“This is the best mHealth decision support tool I have found… Highly recommended for clinicians and academics alike.”

A life-saving service

Box UK’s Managing Director Benno Wasserstein said of the news:

“To see the Best Practice App named as winner in two categories of the WalesOnline Digital Awards is a truly impressive achievement, and testament to the commitment, passion and expertise of both the Box UK and BMJ teams that worked on the project.

“Over 100,000 medical students and professionals worldwide rely on the app to help them make informed diagnosis and treatment decisions, meaning it’s critical that information is delivered quickly and accurately. We’re extremely proud to have supported the delivery of such a vital service, and pleased to be able to celebrate its success through this latest awards announcement.”


About the BMJ

The BMJ started out over 170 years ago as a medical journal and today, as a global brand with a worldwide audience, helps medical organisations and clinicians tackle critical healthcare challenges. They do this by publishing the newest, cutting edge academic research, providing professional development solutions and creating clinical decision support tools.

The BMJ’s expertise extends from publishing and medical education to clinical decision support and quality improvement to enhance day to day decision-making and healthcare delivery. The company publishes more than 55 medical and allied science journals – including some of the most influential speciality journals in their field – and within the past 50 years has pioneered the migration to digital publishing and the development of open access.

About Box UK

At Box UK our team of simply brilliant thinkers, consultants and application developers mastermind simply brilliant solutions to the world’s toughest web and software projects. It’s why blue chip organisations around the world, from airlines to car manufacturers, international banks to global charities, choose to trust us with the execution of their digital strategies, from the development of enterprise-level custom software platforms to the delivery of award-winning multi-channel experiences. So if you want an effective, compelling software solution, talk to us.