|The BNF is published twice a year for prescribers of medicines, and for anyone interested in more information about prescription medicines. It’s a good read and in addition to the printed version is available free online at http://www.bnf.org but you’ll need to register.
It gives detailed information about the various drugs, with sections on classes of drugs as well as different medical conditions (not much info about the medical conditions, but about what is used to treat them). It also contains information on drug interactions – eg grapefruit interacts with the metabolism of some drugs etc. etc.
The application form is available from the first link (which is the RPSGB’s vacancies’ page) and the job description (which is also attached) from the second.
If you get the gig can you ask them to put back the ‘Interactions’ button on the web version please? That was really useful.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB)
BNF (British National Formulary) Staff Editor III
??38,000 – ??41,000 per annum
Closing 10am, Monday 12 July 2010 From the job description:
“To assist in the production of the BNF publications, in both print and digital formats, for use by healthcare professionals responsible for the prescribing, dispensing, and administering of drugs. To assist the Managing editor for knowledge creation in carrying out the policies of the Joint Formulary Committee and Paediatric Formulary Committee by creating, compiling, editing, and producing publications of good quality and relevant to the needs of users. To assist an Assistant editor in managing a team of Staff editors and approving content of designated areas of BNF publications.”