Order the BP 2021

This title has been superseded by the BP 2022 - available to order now

Available from 1 August 2020 | Effective from 1 January 2021 | Superseding the BP 2020

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2021 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 you can use the BP to do your job quickly, easily and with confidence.

What's included?

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

  • 30 new BP monographs, 20 new Ph. Eur. monographs.
  • 171 amended BP monographs.
  • All monographs from the Ph. Eur. 10th edition and supplements 10.1 and 10.2 are included.
  • New Tracked Changes functionality makes it easier to identify changes made to monographs and view the most recent versions suitable to you. Save time when reading through monographs with clear symbols highlighting different types of changes and customise your view by toggling through different levels of detail.
  • Streamlined Timeline functionality and cleaner design helps you find the information you need. Easily see the editions of the BP in which a monograph was published and subsequently revised. Archive subscribers can now access all previous editions of BP and Ph. Eur., through the improved navigation.
  • Concise ‘How to use the BP’ guide helps you to comply with the BP, navigate more effectively and follow formulated product monographs.
  • We're releasing 8 new BPCRS to coincide with the new and revised monographs in the BP 2021. This means you can order the new chemical reference standards alongside the BP 2020 - helping you comply with the new standards from January 2021. 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 2021 complete package

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

  • Single-user online licence*

  • Single-user download for offline use*

       ISBN 9780113230839      £1,000.00         BUY

BP 2021

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 them on our MULs page.  Alternatively, you can make an enquiry and we’ll get in touch.

BP 2021 single-user online licence (SUL)*

SUB 7005121



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 4 to quickly reference adopted medicinal substance names.

SUL plus British Approved Names 2017 & Supplement No.1 to 4 (BAN)

SUB 7005122



SUL plus Archive

SUB 7005123



SUL, plus BAN and Archive

SUB 7005124



Other formats and options

BP 2021 hard copy (printed)

ISBN 9780113230853



BP 2021 single-user download

ISBN 9780113230853



British Approved Names (BAN) 2017

ISBN  9780113230334



British Approved Names (BAN) 2017 Supplement no.4 

ISBN  9780113230860



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.