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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 

NHS Scotland National Antimicrobial Guidance

The information and resources you will find on NHS Scotland's national antimicrobial guidance templates provide examples that may be used by NHS Scotland health boards for local/health board specific guidance.

Available in website format and App called Antimicrobial Companion

Why is this information necessary?

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National Guidelines

Polypharmacy Guidance Webpage

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

Polypharmacy Guidance App