The essential reference books

Practical, evidence-based information for healthcare professionals who prescribe, dispense, and administer medicines.


Order BNF 74 now, the latest edition of the British National Formulary in print. It features new drug monographs, updated guidance on conditions including Crohn's and motor neurone disease and features new safety information.

BNF 74 September 2017 - March 2018

BNF for Children

Order BNFC 2017-2018 now. Covering neonates to adolescents, the BNF for Children includes key clinical and pharmaceutical information specific to those age groups.

BNF for Children September 2017-18

Nurse Prescribers' Formulary

Coming soon – NPF 2017-2019. Provides an overview of common conditions, with details of medicines that may be prescribed by Community Practitioner nurse prescribers.

BNF Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners

The BNF is published in updated book form twice a year, in March and September. It details all medicines that are generally prescribed in the UK, with information about:

  • indications and dosages
  • contraindications
  • cautions
  • side effects
  • medicinal products
  • and more

The print edition of the BNF for Children is published in book form annually.

The NPF in print is issued every 2 years and is designed for use with the BNF. It is also included in the BNF as an appendix.

The publishers of the BNF are committed to providing the formulary in the format most convenient to our customers. We will continue to publish the BNF in updated book form twice a year, in March and September. NICE, provider of free copies to NHS health professionals in England, now buys the September edition only, in addition to the online availability via its website.

If your organisation wishes to purchase an updated print version and take advantage of our bulk pricing offers, please contact Individuals can buy the book at or by calling 01256 302 699.

Details about changes and updates to the BNF content are available on MedicinesComplete.

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