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BNF 56

The 56th Edition of the British National Formulary is currently being printed and distributed.

New or revised content in this version includes:

  • Lipid-regulating drugs for prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Application and labelling of topical corticosteroids
  • Human papilloma virus vaccine
  • Safety advice on erythropoietins and hypersensitivity to penicillins and cephalosporins
  • Updated tables for acute asthma management and HRT risk

The web version has already been updated and printed version is available for purchase.

The print version is distributed by the Department of Health to Dentists, Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists providing NHS services.

Action: All clinicians should start using BNF 56 as soon as the print version arrives. The web version can be used to access the latest information if necessary.

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