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BNF publicationsSeptember 1 2015

The British National Formulary has been redesigned to enhance with the way content is presented to make it easier to find information and more quickly.

Both the paper version and the online look of the BNF, BNF for Children and Nurse Prescribers’ Formulary have been restructured as part of the digital strategy to achieve a paper-free environment in the NHS by 2018.

Among the changes that have been made are that the BNF section numbering has been removed, although products will are displayed according to therapeutic category. The size of the printed version has also changed as there is no longer the requirement for it to fit into the pocket of a white coat.

The online version available has been beta-tested on Medicines Complete and will now be rolled out to all users from this month. New apps will also be available from this autumn.

Included in the announcement from BNF Publications is a link to a pdf of a sample pages from the printed BNF showing the new display and layout format.
      
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BNF Publications announcement    

BNF sample pages    

BNF FAQs regarding changes    

Medicines Complete    

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