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Medicine: British National Formulary

This is a guide to Library resources and services for Medical students


The BNF and BNF for children are available from Use the search box at the top of the page to look for a drug name or interaction.

Click on the icons below to open:

First image is BNF logo  Second image BNF for Children logo



Image with text stating The BNF & BNFC on iOS and Android. The new BNF & BNFC App is now available, giving you access to practical, evidence-based medicines wherever you are

Clinical guidance resources

NHS Scotland National Antimicrobial Guidance

Image showing NHS Scotland National Antimicrobial Companion

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. (App is available from Google Play and iTunes)

Have a look at this flyer for more info.

Drug calculations

Need help? Try this quiz from

Four images depicting different drug calculations in relation to a quiz designed to test knowledge


Polypharmacy Guidance Webpage

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

two images relating to Polypharmacy Guidance. First image shows a box containing text 7 Steps with an image if a foot underneath it.

App is also available for Apple and Android:

The second image is of stylised pills with text Polypharmacy Guidance NHS Education for Scotland below it

Other prescribing resources