Register for free access to the BNF


The online home of the British NationalDSC05704-B Formulary (BNF) has recently moved – you must now re-register at MedicinesComplete to continue using BNF content.

Published jointly by the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the BNF provides detailed guidance on the actions and usage of drugs prescribed in the UK; designed for rapid reference, it provides authoritative, impartial, and where available, evidence-based advice on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. All information is validated by a network of clinical experts and reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the uses of medicines. The resource includes:

  • Guidance on the drug management of common conditions
  • Details of medicines with special reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses, and relative costs
  • Guidance on prescribing, monitoring, dispensing, and administering medicines

It’s an incredibly useful resource and students are eligible for free access – simply register at, choosing the NHS or Non-Commercial option, then select the top two options (BNF and BNF for Children) and tick both boxes at the bottom of the page.

The Medical Library Team

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Medical Library, University of Aberdeen

The team in the Medical Library at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland

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