Has everyone had the opportunity to check out the new app from the BNF? I know that there are other people like me out there who don’t necessarily like change, but there’ll be a handover period of sorts in the respect that the new app will mimic some features and content of the previous version.
What we’ve liked in the office, is that the app has been designed for both IOS & Android, meaning that it not only looks great, but It feels like it’s been built specifically for your phone!
This new app is available offline. What does that mean? Well, it means that you can access all the app’s information when you don’t have an internet connection. However, this also means that you can’t use the old, ‘I didn’t have any internet so couldn’t check that,’ excuse anymore…
Content will be updated on a monthly basis, so I would still use other resources if you’re in any doubt as to any immediate changes to practices, procedures or legislation.
Medicine searching is easy with functionality that resembles Autocorrect on an iPhone. Don’t pretend that you can spell all the medicine names, we all need a bit of help with that!
There’s also a really cool feature that allows you to instantly ascertain the interactions of selected medicines. This is a huge time saver and a wonderful way to give quick and factual information to patients. We all agreed that the Treatment Summaries page was of great significance, empowering pharmacists to make more efficient decisions and give greater advice to patients.
All in all, the app is fantastic, and nothing less than the high standards that I have come to appreciate from the BNF. Remember, it’s free to download and I would advise everyone to get to the App Store asap!
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