New NICE BNF app launched today (Wednesday 13th June)

June 13, 2012 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has developed this app to improve access for NHS staff in England to the British National Formulary (BNF).

** The NICE BNF app is currently only available to NHS staff in England who have or are eligible for an NHS Athens password. To register for a NHS Athens account visit **

Aimed at pharmacists, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who prescribe and administer medicines, the app provides easy offline access to up-to-date practical information on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines direct from the BNF.

To use the NICE BNF app for the first time, you will need to enter your NHS Athens user name and password to activate the app and download the content. NHS Athens authentication will also be required to receive updates to BNF content.

Please ensure you have an active wi-fi connection to activate the app, or to download content updates.

Social care staff who meet the NHS Athens eligibility criteria can also download and access the content.

Features include:

• Browse and search the complete up-to-date content from the British National Formulary (BNF) including:
– Information on the drug management of common conditions
– Details of medicines prescribed within the UK with reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses and relative costs
– Advice on prescribing, monitoring, dispensing and administering medicines
• Auto-complete search
• Update notifications when new editions or updates are available
• Bookmark content
• Accessible reading features
• Read and access content offline

Download the App from Apple App store or Google Android Market Place

From  App shopper


Entry filed under: Uncategorized.

BMJ Group are visiting St George’s Library… BMJ Learning 2 millionth module completion…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Contact Us

St. George's Library 1st Floor Hunter Wing St. George's, University of London Cranmer Terrace SW17 ORE Tel: 020 8725 5433 Email:

RSS National Electronic Library for Medicines

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Feed on Posts

Twitter Updates

%d bloggers like this: