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British National Formulary (BNF)

How to Use the BNF is aimed as a quick refresher for all healthcare professionals involved with prescribing, monitoring, supplying, and administering medicines, and as a learning aid for students training to join these professions. While How to Use the BNF is linked to the main elements of rational prescribing, the generic structure of this section means that it can be adapted for teaching and learning in different clinical settings.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Clinical Knowledge Summaries are concise, accessible summaries of current evidence for primary care professionals. There are over 350 topics to chose from. 

The topics focus on the most common and significant presentations in primary care. They give trusted information to support safe decision-making and improve standards of patient care. 

CKS topics are developed and updated using the best available evidence. High-quality secondary evidence from NICE accredited resources - like NICE guidance and Cochrane systematic reviews - is identified first. Primary research and expert opinion is sought where necessary.

You can search for a topic, or browse the topics which are in alphabetical order.