Figure 1: Understanding the new interface of the BNF and BNFC app
One of the objectives of the new app is to enhance user experience and allow quicker and easier access to drug information.
A) Formulary switch: Users can select the patient group required and switch between BNF and BNFC content. Once selected, the app remembers the user's preference
B) Main menu: BNF and BNFC content is organised into five sections on the main menu. On an iOS screen, the menu is located at the bottom (pictured), while Android users have to swipe to access it
C) Drug monograph: Information is divided into the same sections as used in the print and online versions. Each section can be viewed with a single tap. Searching is also performed in the monograph section
D) Treatment summary example: Searching for a particular drug will also generate all of the BNF content relevant to that drug, including discussions of its use
Sample images were obtained using an iOS device