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Nursing and Health Sciences: BNF and other prescribing resources


A joint publication of the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain which gives up-to-date information about the use of medicines usually prescribed in the UK.

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Use the search box at the top of the page to look for a drug name or interaction.

BNF Apps

Apps for both the BNF and BNF for Children are available from :


Tayside & Fife Formularly

The Area Drugs and Therapeutics Committees are responsible for all aspects of medicine, including  rational, safe and cost-effective prescribing:

ADTC website

Fife Joint Formulary 

Tayside Area Formulary

Other Resources


Have a look at these policies:

A Competency Framework for all Prescribers 

Scottish Government  Non Medical Prescribing

HCPC Non-Medical Prescribing  


Need help with drug calculations? Try this quiz...

 Test & Calc 

National Guidelines

New Polypharmacy Guidance Webpage

New & updated Polypharmacy Guidance webpage was created by Scottish Government and NHS Scotland in 2015.

Polypharmacy Guidance App