BNF Publications 17+

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Designed for iPad

    • Free



The British National Formulary is the first choice for concise medicines information and trusted by healthcare professionals to support confident decision-making at the point of care.

The BNF and BNF for Children app makes it easy to access up-to-date BNF guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines, even when you are offline.

The app use is exclusive to UK-based individuals undertaking work (or training) for the NHS. Downloading the app will indicate your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions []. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you may not use the app.

The BNF and BNF for Children app provides:

• Simple search or browse interface, allowing you to easily switch between adult and child content, colour-coded to aid navigation
• Full functionality online and offline
• Powerful interactions checker tool
• BNF content updated every month

What’s New

Version 3.2.7

In this update to the British National Formulary, we have made 5 significant changes in drug monographs and treatment summaries. There have been significant dose changes to 1 drug monograph. We have also added 2 new monographs and details about 2 new medicinal products. Lastly, we have deleted 4 monographs and removed 2 medicinal products.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
673 Ratings

673 Ratings

ladymelbo ,

I want more

This app is great, as a student nurse it is really helpful for learning about medications, however, I wish there was a “favourites” option that I can bookmark drugs I’ve come across before, and go home and really read up on them. At the moment I write it down on paper, that has a tendency to get lost. And hopefully I’ll be able to sort the medication list ‘A-Z’/ ‘recently added’ in favourites, that would be helpful.

Stevo34 ,

Useful, Rich and Easy to Use Resource

This is a great reference of not just drugs but also medical devices, borderline substances and wound care.

The information is presented in clear, colourful ways that makes it easy to read and quick to find. There a some great extra features too such as the custom-built drug interaction section e.g. You can select more than one drug to check compatibility rather than just scrolling through a massive list of one selected drug.

Overall a very useful, well laid out and extensive medical resource.

liebeliese201311 ,

Got worse after the update

Since the update, the paragraphs close as soon as you lock the phone or move between apps. Wasting precious work time having to retype the name of the drug again and again. Sometimes you need to look something else up on your phone and go to your browser, but when you go back to the bnf app, it’s already kicked you out of the drug paragraph and you have to type it in again. I don’t know why was this change made, but an otherwise brilliant app is now ruined for me, hopefully that could be fixed.

App Privacy

The developer, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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