National Health Service (NHS) UK and Health Service Executive Ireland

Supporting NHS healthcare professionals with essential knowledge since 1949

For over 70 years, Pharmaceutical Press has placed trusted, evidence-based knowledge at the point of care, for NHS healthcare professionals across Great Britain and Northern Ireland to make confident decisions about the safe and effective use of medicines.

We are honoured to have supported the NHS through this period of immense change with access to the national standard in trusted medicines information and practical guidance. Trusted by primary and secondary care professionals, to assist their research and clinical decision-making.

Who we help



UKMI Departments

Hospital Pharmacists



Today most of the NHS has direct access to essential resources through our online platform MedicinesComplete. Alongside our commitment to the NHS, healthcare professionals in Ireland enjoy full access to evidence-based knowledge through our collaboration with the HSE National Library & Knowledge Service.

For more information about an institutional subscription* for wherever you work in the NHS, download our fact sheet.

Or contact sales to discuss the most cost-effective subscription package to meet your needs.

*personal subscriptions are not available

NHS access to BNF content

A significant investment from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) ensures that with our partners BMJ and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, we support NHS healthcare professionals with unlimited access to British National Formulary (BNF) content online through MedicinesComplete, via the BNF app and in print.

Access BNF content through MedicinesComplete when you register as an NHS user.

For quick, offline, and on-the-go access to BNF, download the multi-award winning BNF and BNF for Children app from the Apple App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android devices.

Stay informed about the latest new drugs and significant changes each month

Drug Monitoring Checker available now through MedicinesComplete

Evidence-based, practical, and searchable point-of-care tool to support 

drug monitoring decisions.

NHS Scotland

Through NHS Education for Scotland (NES), NHS healthcare professionals in Scotland have trusted knowledge at their fingertips, with online access to BNF and BNF for Children, Stockley’s Drug Interactions, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference and Martindale’s ADR Checker, Palliative Care Formulary, Herbal Medicines, Kucers’ the Use of Antibiotics, Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes and Critical Illness.

"Since 2010 NHS Education for Scotland has invested in digital library content on behalf of all the NHS and social services workforce including local authority, third and independent sector staff in Scotland. The national subscriptions support the principle of ‘once for Scotland’ and ensures equity of access to evidence for practice and learning for all.

The suite of resources provided through the MedicinesComplete platform are essential to support the day-to-day practice of not only pharmacists and medicines information staff, but also medics, non-medical prescribers and a wide-range of professionals. The key nature of these resources is demonstrated by the consistently high usage and positive feedback we receive.

NES are grateful for Scottish Government's Pharmacy & Medicines Division for their contribution to enable the continued provision of these resources".

Derek Boyle, Senior Knowledge Manager, Knowledge Management & Discovery Unit, Digital Directorate

Health and Social Care Board (HSCB)

Nominated members in Northern Ireland have the advantage of online access to Palliative Care Formulary through our partnership with HSCB.

Health Service Executive (HSE) Ireland

HSE healthcare professionals and other authorised users working in the public health service benefit from online access through the national eHealth library to BNF, BNF for Children, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, Martindale’s ADR Checker, Stockley’s Drug Interactions, Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation, Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes, ASHP Injectable Drug Information, Agilio: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidance, Critical Illness and Palliative Care Formulary.

“Feedback from pharmacists and other frontline healthcare workers in Ireland is that access to MedicinesComplete “makes their job easier” and in some cases “has changed my working life”. This captures the real life impact of access to specialised drug information resources in a nutshell.

 In a time of global pandemic busy healthcare workers need immediate and seamless access to validated, authoritative information at the click of a mouse. This is available to them from any Internet enabled device via MedicinesComplete."

Aoife Lawton, HSE National Librarian

Institutional subscriptions

Special rate institutional subscriptions to essential information through MedicinesComplete are available to all NHS organisations*

For more information about an institutional subscription for wherever you work in the NHS, download our fact sheet.

Or contact sales to discuss the most cost-effective subscription package to meet your needs.

*personal subscriptions are not available

NHS registered users of MedicinesComplete with access to an organisational account can add BNF content to their subscribed resources for ease of use. 

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