Accessing BNF and BNF for Children

You can access the British National Formulary (BNF) and the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) for free using the links in Evidence Search

However if you are a placement student and you wish to download the app for the BNF you will need to follow these instructions to get a Username and Password.

You will need to:


In the email please include the following details

  • Your Name
  • Your student email address
  • Course end date

Please get in touch if you have any queries.

HSTalks – Online lectures by world experts

This month sees the launch of extra content on the HSTalks website.  You can access these online lectures by following the link in iFind, the Library catalogue.  You have full access to the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection which includes over 2000 lectures you can view online.  Some interesting HSTalks added in the last few months include:

What is obesity? Definition.
Dysregulated eating behaviour, eating disorders and obesity
What is obesity? Physiology
Obesity and psychology
Back pain: Are we measuring the right things?

Tip: Here is an example of how to reference these talks using the APA style of referencing:

Walley, A. (2016, January 31).What is obesity? Definition [Video file]. Retrieved from


Interesting reads…

The Carter Report has been published looking into NHS efficiency and includes 15 overall recommendations for cost saving in English NHS acute hospitals.  If you would like to read the RCNs response to the report click here.

In Wales the Nurse Staffing Levels Wales Bill has been passed by the National Assembly, to read the progress of the bill follow this link.  You can also read RCN Wales’ response to the news by following this link.