British National Formulary for Children (BNFC)

The British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders.


Online edition

BNFC online content is updated monthly. You an access on MedicinesComplete, and on mobile apps for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices. It is also available on NHS Evidence.

BNFC content can be integrated into a local formulary on FormularyComplete.

Print edition

BNFC content is published yearly in a print edition. The 2015-16 edition is available to purchase from Pharmaceutical Press.

Medicines Committee

The College and the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group (NPPG) form a unique, collaborative committee on paediatric medicines, which inputs into policy issues and supports production of the BNFC.

More about the committee and our medicines projects and guidance

Paediatric Care Online UK

Launching in January 2016, this online resource will include BNFC content (for those residing in the UK) -  alongside 'key practice points' to support health professionals on common signs and symptoms in children and young people.

More about PCO UK

Information for parents and carers

In partnership with the NPPG and WellChild, the College runs Medicines for Children - information for parents and carers about giving medicines to children. 

The BNFC 2015-16 edition will for the first time feature direct links to the Medicines for Children information leaflets. Links will also be present in the new online version of MedicinesComplete and the BNF app, due to be released later this year.