Medicine: Prescribing Resources

BNF

To access BNF go to Medicines Complete. Select Sign in and then Sign in via Open Athens, scroll down to 'NES Knowledge Services Group – NHS Scotland', and login with your Athens username and password.  Then select the option for BNF.

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Fife Formulary

Fife Area Drugs and Therapeutics Committee is responsible for all aspects of medicine in Fife, including  rational, safe and cost-effective prescribing:

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Fife Joint Formulary 

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Microguide

Microguide Viewer provides access to NHS Fife's antimicrobial guidelines.

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Cardiovascular Risk Calculators

The following are all cardiovascular risk calculators:

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National Guidelines

Polypharmacy Guidance

NHS Scotland Polypharmacy Guidance: Realistic Prescribing. 3rd ed. 2018 

Produced by the Scottish Government Polypharmacy Model of Care Group 

Micromedex drug information

IBM Micromedex is an evidence-based resource for drug dosing and medication management. Use the OpenAthens option to sign in and then click on the Micromedex button on the right hand of the screen to access (see below):

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