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NICE launch free British National Formulary Smartphone Apps February 2013

NICE launch free British National Formulary Smartphone Apps

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), working with NHS Education for Scotland, have launched two free British National Formulary (BNF) Smartphone applications for download by health and social care professionals who work for or who are contracted by the NHS in Scotland.

NICE has worked with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the BNF to make these essential resources available via NES's national ATHENS authentication system and The Knowledge Network to health and social care professionals with prescribing responsibilities in Scotland. The NICE BNF and NICE BNFC (British National Formulary for Children) apps provide easy access to the latest up-to-date prescribing information from the BNF and BNFC - the most widely-used medicines information resource in the NHS.

The NICE BNF and NICE BNFC apps are free to health and social care professionals via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Users will need to enter their NHS Education for Scotland Athens user name and password to activate the app and download the content. Once downloaded and activated, the app does not rely on a network connection and will provide direct offline access to the latest version of the BNF and BNFC.

Eligible health and social care staff who do not yet have an NHS Scotland Athens password can register for free online via The Knowledge Network.

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