The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has launched a free British National Formulary (BNF) Smartphone application for download by health and social care professionals who work for or who are contracted by NHS England.
The new app is called NICE BNF and has been developed to provide easy access to the latest up-to-date prescribing information from the BNF – the most widely-used medicines information resource within the NHS.
The NICE BNF app is available to download for free to health and care professionals via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Users will need to enter their NHS Athens user name and password to activate the app and download the content.
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.
Other available apps include NICE Guidance and NHS Direct – both FREE.