BNF smartphone app

ACCESS to the latest up-to-date prescribing information from the British National Formulary (BNF) is now available in a smartphone app launched by NICE.

The app is free to health and social care professionals who work for or who are contracted by NHS England.

The NICE BNF app is available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Users will need to enter their NHS Athens user name and password. Eligible professionals who do not yet have an NHS Athens password can register for free online, or directly from their smartphone by following the instructions displayed in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Once downloaded and activated, the app does not rely on a network connection and will provide direct offline access to the latest version of the BNF. An app for the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) is in the late stages of development and will be released soon.