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Resource:British National Formulary

Name: Resource:British National Formulary
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The BNF aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with sound up-to-date information about the use of medicines.

This is not freely available outside the UK.

The BNF provides ready access to key information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines. Medicines that are generally prescribed in the UK are covered and those considered less suitable for prescribing are clearly identified.

The BNF is a joint publication of the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. It is published biannually under the authority of a Joint Formulary Committee which comprises representatives of the two professional bodies and of the UK Health Departments. The Dental Advisory Group oversees the preparation of advice on the drug management of dental and oral conditions; the Group includes representatives of the British Dental Association. The Nurse Prescribers' Advisory Group advises on the content relevant to nurses.
Information on drugs is drawn from the manufacturers' product literature, medical and pharmaceutical literature, UK health departments, regulatory authorities, and professional bodies. Advice is constructed from clinical literature and reflects, as far as possible, an evaluation of the evidence from diverse sources. The BNF also takes account of authoritative national guidelines and emerging safety concerns. In addition, the editorial team receives advice on all therapeutic areas from expert clinicians; this ensures that the BNF's recommendations are relevant to practice.
The BNF is designed as a digest for rapid reference and it may not always include all the information necessary for prescribing and dispensing. Also, less detail is given on areas such as obstetrics, malignant disease, and anaesthesia since it is expected that those undertaking treatment will have specialist knowledge and access to specialist literature. BNF for Children should be consulted for detailed information on the use of medicines in children. The BNF should be interpreted in the light of professional knowledge and supplemented as necessary by specialized publications and by reference to the product literature. Information is also available from medicines information services.
It is vital to use the most recent edition of the BNF for making clinical decisions. The more important changes for this edition are listed under Significant changes.
This website includes additional information of relevance to healthcare professionals dealing with medicines. Other digital versions of the BNFincluding intranet versionsare produced in parallel with the paper version.
The BNF is unique in bringing together authoritative, independent guidance on best practice with clinically validated drug information, enabling healthcare professionals to select safe and effective medicines for individual patients.
Information in the BNF has been validated against emerging evidence, best-practice guidelines, and advice from a network of clinical experts. Hundreds of changes are made between editions, and the most clinically significant changes are listed at the front of each edition.

Sponsors: The BNF is entirely funded from sales made by the joint publishers, the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. The great bulk of sales are of the printed version and made to the Department of Health for distribution within the NHS. The publishers also sell the publication in both printed and electronic formats in the UK and the rest of the world.
Other Name(s): BNF
Parent Organization: British Medical Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Resource Type(s): Portal
Resource: Resource
URL: http://www.bnf.org/bnf/
Id: nif-0000-21065
Keywords: drug, administration, clinical, dispensing, health care, manufacturer, medical, medicine, pharmaceutical, prescribing, product, regulatory, selection
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The BNF aims to provide prescribe
The BNF aims to provide prescribers, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with sound up-to-date information about the use of medicines.

This is not freely available outside the UK.

The BNF provides ready access to key information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines. Medicines that are generally prescribed in the UK are covered and those considered less suitable for prescribing are clearly identified.

The BNF is a joint publication of the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. It is published biannually under the authority of a Joint Formulary Committee which comprises representatives of the two professional bodies and of the UK Health Departments. The Dental Advisory Group oversees the preparation of advice on the drug management of dental and oral conditions; the Group includes representatives of the British Dental Association. The Nurse Prescribers' Advisory Group advises on the content relevant to nurses.
Information on drugs is drawn from the manufacturers' product literature, medical and pharmaceutical literature, UK health departments, regulatory authorities, and professional bodies. Advice is constructed from clinical literature and reflects, as far as possible, an evaluation of the evidence from diverse sources. The BNF also takes account of authoritative national guidelines and emerging safety concerns. In addition, the editorial team receives advice on all therapeutic areas from expert clinicians; this ensures that the BNF's recommendations are relevant to practice.
The BNF is designed as a digest for rapid reference and it may not always include all the information necessary for prescribing and dispensing. Also, less detail is given on areas such as obstetrics, malignant disease, and anaesthesia since it is expected that those undertaking treatment will have specialist knowledge and access to specialist literature. BNF for Children should be consulted for detailed information on the use of medicines in children. The BNF should be interpreted in the light of professional knowledge and supplemented as necessary by specialized publications and by reference to the product literature. Information is also available from medicines information services.
It is vital to use the most recent edition of the BNF for making clinical decisions. The more important changes for this edition are listed under Significant changes.
This website includes additional information of relevance to healthcare professionals dealing with medicines. Other digital versions of the BNFincluding intranet versionsare produced in parallel with the paper version.
The BNF is unique in bringing together authoritative, independent guidance on best practice with clinically validated drug information, enabling healthcare professionals to select safe and effective medicines for individual patients.
Information in the BNF has been validated against emerging evidence, best-practice guidelines, and advice from a network of clinical experts. Hundreds of changes are made between editions, and the most clinically significant changes are listed at the front of each edition.

Sponsors: The BNF is entirely funded from sales made by the joint publishers, the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. The great bulk of sales are of the printed version and made to the Department of Health for distribution within the NHS. The publishers also sell the publication in both printed and electronic formats in the UK and the rest of the world.
in the UK and the rest of the world.
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Is part ofBritish Medical Association  +, and Royal Pharmaceutical Society  +
KeywordsDrug  +, Administration  +, Clinical  +, Dispensing  +, Health care  +, Manufacturer  +, Medical  +, Medicine  +, Pharmaceutical  +, Prescribing  +, Product  +, Regulatory  +, and Selection  +
LabelResource:British National Formulary  +
ModifiedDate21 June 2013  +
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