Below you will find information about the apps that are available as part of library subscriptions and apps that are NHS endorsed. 


The publishers of the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) have released a new, faster, easier to use and access app.

Both adult and child BNF content is available through a single app, providing ease of use and saving space on users’ devices. It provides free access to the latest up-to-date prescribing information for NHS users in the UK, for non-commercial use.

Further information about the new app can be found on the BNF Publications website

BMJ Best Practice

The BMJ Best Practice app gives you quick access to 
· Clinical guidelines and research evidence
· Expert opinion to back up your decisions
· Over 1,000 diagnoses and diagnostic tests
Topics are structured around the patient consultation in a step-by-step approach (covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis).

The BMJ Best Practice website offers further instructions on accessing and using the app.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS): web app

The CKS webpages have a new feature, which allows you to download a version of CKS onto your desktop or mobile phone. The progressive web app is available in most browsers, including Edge and Chrome - but isn't currently supported by IE11 or Safari.

You can find the download icon in the address bar when you're on a CKS webpage (

If you install it on your desktop/laptop, you can access it from the start menu in Windows.
If you install it on your phone, an icon will appear in your list of apps, just like any other app:

When you open the app, it opens in its own self-contained window, but looks just like the CKS website.
You can browse and search within it as normal.
It also caches the CKS topics that you look at, so you are able to access those pages again when you are offline. (It doesn't download all the CKS topics straight away, just makes a copy those that you look at, so you can't access all the contents offline)..