BNF online

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Changes to BNF distribution

Due to an increase in usage of digital versions of the British National Formulary (BNF) and the British National Formulary for Children (BNFc), paper copies will now only be distributed annually ever September instead of six-monthly.

All other distribution arrangements will remain the same:

  • pharmacies with one registered pharmacist will receive a single copy of the BNF/BNFc
  • pharmacies with two or more registered pharmacists will receive 2 copies of the BNF/BNFc
  • pharmacies should contact Binleys ( or 01268 495 609) for any queries relating to the mailing of the BNF/BNFc

The content of the BNF and BNFc which appears on the online resource centre NICE Evidence and is used in the BNF smartphone app will continue to be updated on a monthly basis. Further details about how the BNF smartphone app works, and where to download it from, can be found here.

For more information on the BNF and its distribution, please visit