Buy the BP 2020

The BP 2020 has been superseded by the BP 2021. Find out more about the BP 2021 here.

Available from 1 August 2019 | Effective from 1 January 2020 | Superseding the BP 2019

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2020 is the most comprehensive collection of authoritative official standards for UK pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products. It includes around 4,000 monographs including the BP (Veterinary) and all European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) monographs, making the BP a convenient and fully comprehensive set of standards that can be used across Europe and beyond.

Why use the BP?

If a pharmaceutical substance or finished product is marketed in a country where the BP is a legal standard, it must comply with the requirements of the BP throughout its shelf life.

Read more about the BP, and how to use the BP effectively. 

What's included?

In addition to all European Pharmacopoeia texts being included, the new edition also features:

  • 35 new BP monographs, 53 new Ph. Eur. monographs
  • 331 amended BP monographs
  • All monographs from the Ph. Eur. 10.0 are included.
  • Concise guide on how to use the BP. Helping you to comply with the BP, navigate more effectively and follow formulated product monographs.
  • Ph. Eur. 10.1 and 10.2 included as in-year online and download product updates.
  • Timeline functionality and cleaner design helps you find the information you need. Easily see updates, withdrawals and omissions of monographs. Archive subscribers can now identify all previous editions of BP and Ph. Eur., through the improved navigation.
  • We're releasing 16 new BPCRS to coincide with the new and revised monographs in the BP 2020. This means you can order the new chemical reference standards alongside the BP 2020 - helping you comply with the new standards from January 2020.  Browse our BPCRS catalogue

Ensure you get the best value access to the information you need. Choose from a range of flexible licences and formats – including full online and offline access.

Our Packages


The BP 2020 complete package

  • Six-volume printed edition, including the BP (Veterinary) 2020

  • Single-user online licence*

  • Single-user download for offline use*

       ISBN 9780113230761      £1,000.00         BUY

BP 2019

Multi-user licences (MUL)

Cost-effective multi-user licences tailored to your organisation's needs are available if access to the BP Online is required for more than one user. These licences can’t be purchased online, but you can find out more about MULs on our MULs page.  Alternatively, you can make an enquiry and we’ll get in touch.

BP 2020 single-user online licence (SUL)*

SUB 7005117



Our online packages can be personalised:

  • Add the BP Archive option to your standard package to see what's changed more clearly.
  • Add the British Approved Names (BAN) 2017 & Supplement No.1 to 3 to quickly reference adopted medicinal substance names.

SUL plus British Approved Names 2017 & Supplement No.1 to 3 (BAN)

SUB 7005118



SUL plus Archive

SUB 7005119



SUL, plus BAN and Archive

SUB 7005120



Other formats and options

BP 2020 hard copy (printed)

ISBN 9780113230778



BP 2020 single-user download

ISBN 9780113230716



British Approved Names (BAN) 2017

ISBN  9780113230334



British Approved Names (BAN) 2017 Supplement no.3  

ISBN  9780113230792



Single-user licences are granted solely to one designated holder of the product. Multi-user licences are available if access for more than one user is required.