NICE launches NHS BNFC app

 NICE has launched its third digital smartphone and tablet ‘app’ providing users with the latest prescribing information for children.

The NICE British National Formulary for Children (NICE BNFC) app includes free, easy and convenient access to the formulary at the touch of a button.

Sir Andrew Dillon, NICE Chief Executive, said the app will help meet the demand of healthcare professionals “on the move”.

The app, which once downloaded and activated does not rely on a network connection and provides direct offline access to the latest version of the BNFC, is available free to health and social care professionals who work for or who are contracted by NHS England.

Duncan Enright, Publishing Director of the British National Formulary, commented: “We are delighted that this development means that BNF’s authoritative guidance is readily available at the point of care in a digital form to suit the needs of the modern health professional. We are confident the NICE BNFC app will result in improved patient care.”

The latest app, which is available via the Apple App Store and Google Play, follows the launch of the NICE BNF and NICE Guidance applications earlier this year. NICE estimates that the two have a combined download total of around 120,000.