70 years supporting you make
Since 1949 the British National Formulary (BNF) has been the UK’s most trusted and authoritative healthcare resource, helping to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines at the point of care.
Over the past 70 years we’ve never lost sight of what's important, and looking ahead we will continue to provide unrivalled guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines.
As part of our 70th celebration we want to share some behind-the-scenes detail about what makes the BNF special. Read on to find out more.
Trusted since 1949
Find out what makes the BNF the UK’s most trusted healthcare resource.
Evolution of the BNF
Did you know the BNF took a break from publishing in 1976? Find out why as we delve into the rich history of the BNF, and look at the key milestones and developments that have made the resource what it is today.
BNF content life-cycle
We showcase the rigorous editorial process that goes into creating the content that you rely on for your everyday practice.
'A day in the life' of a senior clinical writer
Discover what it takes to be a member of the BNF editorial team, as one of our senior clinical writers takes us through a regular day in the office.
BNF in numbers
We’ve worked really hard to make sure the BNF stays relevant in an increasingly digital landscape. Take a look at how readers engage with the BNF content in numbers, from print to online to the BNF app.
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