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British National Formulary British National Formulary (BNF)

The first choice for concise medicines information

Practical and evidence based, British National Formulary (BNF) is the only drug formulary in the world that is both independent, and has rigorous, accredited content creation processes.

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An integral part of the UK’s healthcare infrastructure and relied on by health professionals who prescribe, dispense, and administer medicines globally. Reflecting current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines, BNF supports safe and effective decision-making at the point of care.

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Support confident decision-making at the point of care

Trusted safety recommendations, including contra-indications and interactions

Authoritative drug information including uses and doses

Concise guidance on the management of common conditions

Evidence-graded information, including expert recommendations

Reduce risk of error

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BNF content is copyright © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. BNFC content is copyright © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, RCPCH Publications. All rights reserved.

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NHS access to BNF content

A significant investment from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) ensures that, with our partners BMJ Group and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, we support NHS health professionals in the UK with unlimited access to BNF content online through MedicinesComplete, via the BNF + BNFC app.

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