Browser-accessible British National Formulary with local formulary editor for creating and managing customised views of the BNF data.
Now in its 6th revision, the Web BNF is currently in use in over 50 hospitals and is publicly available at http://www.bnf.org. It allows creation and maintenance of multiple customised views [local formularies] per site, browser-based searching and display of BNF text and interactions information. Fully cached search results are featured for fast searching in high-volume use situations and integration and linking of MeReC Bulletins with electronic Medicines Compendium information
- Team members: Richard Francis-Jones [Programmer], Eric Connor [BNF liaison at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society], Jem Rashbass
- Technologies: Internet Information Server ISAPI DLL written in Delphi. Paradox database and Borland Database Engine for data storage. Currently migrating to Java and XML for use in future versions.
- Funding: Commercial development contract with the Pharmaceutical Press.
- Start: Current development [November 1998], first iteration [July 1997]