New link between Medicines for Children and the BNFC

September 16, 2016

The 2015-16 edition of the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) will, for the first time, feature links to Medicines for Children information leaflets.

The BNFC is used across many areas of paediatric practice to provide practical information to those who prescribe, supply and administer medicine to children. It is jointly published by the British Medical Association, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group.

Consisting of essential information on medications for children and targeted specifically at healthcare professionals, the BNFC is regularly updated to keep abreast of new developments in the medical field.

Links will go live in the BNFC’s online edition when it is published this month. Additionally, links will be included in the new online version of MedicinesComplete and the BNF app, due to be released later in the year.

Through this association with the BNFC, the Medicines for Children leaflets will reach an even wider audience of healthcare professionals, who, in turn, can direct parents and carers to learn more about their child’s medications on www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk.