BNF Publications have developed an app that gives up-to-date offline reference to the British National Formulary (BNF) and the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC). Aimed at UK NHS healthcare professionals involved with prescribing, monitoring, supplying and administering medicines; the app provides essential information on the selection of safe and effective medicines for individual patients.

Please read the app Terms and Conditions [] carefully before using this mobile application. Downloading the app will indicate your acceptance. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not use the app.

Features include:
· Offline browsing and searching of content of the BNF and BNFC
· The ability to switch between adult and child content
· Autocomplete search with navigation panes for treatment summaries, drug monographs and medicinal products
· Powerful interactions checker
· Clinical content updated every month
· Update notifications when a new update is available
· Optimised for iPhones and iPads

What's New

Version 2.1.3

This update contains 17 significant changes, 3 new preparations and 9 dose changes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
217 Ratings
217 Ratings

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.

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.



App works quickly and is useful. However no easy way to scroll through all medicines for a given drug - sometimes there are 10's of products to look through until you find the one you want. No link from drug back to general information on the drug class. At least two steps to switch between BNF and BNFc. Searching by brand name brings up the generic drug monograph. You still have to scroll through the medicines to find the product you want.


Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
102.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
© 2017 BMJ Group, RCPCH Publications Ltd and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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