Online resources

Up to Date  includes Lexicomp, a guide to drug interactions.

UpToDate produces a summary of What’s new in drug therapy

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

British National Formulary (BNF) and BNF for Children.

BNF and BNFC apps for smartphones and tablets can be downloaded from NICE.

Nice prescribing pages ( formerly the National Prescribing Centre (NPC)

NICE guidelines

MeREC bulletins archive

United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA)

MedicinesComplete  and Martindale drug reference are available via the Pharmacy page on the intranet

Specialist Pharmacy Service (formerly UKMI)


These journals have direct links (but you will still need your NHS Athens username and password):

BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology

British journal of clinical pharmacology

Journal of clinical pharmacology

Nurse Prescribing

Pharmacology Research and Perspectives   

The Pharmaceutical Journal ( you will need to be a subscriber to access this)

Medical journals



New England journal of medicine

For many other journals go to My journals and log in with your NHS Athens username and password.

If you are looking for an article but you can’t find the full text online, fill in this request form, and we will obtain a copy of the article for you (there may be a charge for this service).


Recent books on pharmacy

We have recently purchased a collection of Oxford e-books.  Click on the titles below to read the books online.  You will need an NHS Athens account.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Pharmacy

Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy

Oxford Handbook of Prescribing for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals