BNF - British National Formulary

The BNF includes key information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines
To access the BNF an NHS Open Athens username is needed
(Register for OpenAthens)

To find out all about the BNF -

The official companion app to the BNF and BNFC (developed by NICE):

  • Free to use in the UK (with an NHS account)
  • Clinical content updated every month
  • Search or browse drug monographs
  • Monographs with all drug-related information, including drug class information, interactions, labels, medicinal products and links to drugs of the same class
  • Indications and dosages included for both the BNF and BNFC
  • Check interactions between drugs
  • Severe interactions are clearly highlighted

How to get the App -

Please note that you can also access the BNF via the Medicines Information Sources page (on the TRUST INTRANET ONLY) without an OpenAthens username