NICE launches new BNF and BNFC app

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new improved app for British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for children (BNFC). The current BNF app will be discontinued later during the year and updates to the existing app have been stopped.

The app will assist prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare and social care professionals to find relevant data on medicines licensed in the United Kingdom, including dosing, contraindications, and adverse effects.

The new app which is available on both iOS and Android platforms has an intuitive design with significant improvements in the search, interaction checking, and updating features. It will enable the users to access information anytime even in absence of internet connectivity.

Professor Mark Baker, Director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, commented "To ensure the smooth transition to the new improved app for our 50,000 current users, we will be reminding users via a banner in the current app that from 13 July it will no longer be updated and will be completely withdrawn later this year."