New improved BNF and BNFC app launched

The publishers of the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) have released a new, faster, easier to use and access app.

The new app has been purpose built for iOS and Android platforms. This has enabled an intuitive design and enhanced features around search, interactions checking and updating mechanisms.

For the first time adult and child BNF content is available through a single app, providing ease of use and saving space on users’ devices.

The new app is fully portable and users don’t need to be connected to the internet to access it; this means the BNF and BNFC’s authoritative guidance is readily available at the point of care in a digital format to suit the needs of health and social care professionals.

To encourage users of the existing NICE BNF app to migrate to the new one, the existing app will no longer be updated, and will be withdrawn later this year.
All users of the NICE app will be alerted to the changes via a banner/alert when they open it. They will be signposted to information on the NICE website about the new app, including how to download it and the benefits of changing to the new one.

The new app does not require NHS OpenAthens authentication.  It is available free of charge for NHS users in the UK, for non-commercial use. A full description of what is meant by “NHS users” is available in the BNF’s terms and conditions.

Further information about the new app can be found here.

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