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  • Annual Report 2017 for the British Pharmacopoeia Commission

    Annual Report 2017 for the British Pharmacopoeia Commission The 2017  Human Medicines Regulations 2012 Advisory Bodies Annual Report , detailing activities of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission, is…

    9th October 2018

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    5th October 2018

  • October update for BPCRS standards status now available

    October update for BPCRS standards status now available October update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. British Pharmacopoeia Referenc…

    4th October 2018

  • Invitation to become an expert adviser to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission – Extended deadline

    Invitation to become an expert adviser to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission – Extended deadline The British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BPC) is currently seeking new members for their Expert Advisory…

    14th August 2018

  • Invitation to become an expert adviser to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission

    Invitation to become an expert adviser to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission The British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BPC) is currently seeking new members for their Expert Advisory Groups and Panels o…

    17th July 2018

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs   Contact details can b…

    2nd July 2018

  • Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.5 is now available online and to download

    Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.5 is now available online and to download The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Supplement 9.5 is now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2018 online edition. Use…

    28th June 2018

  • IMPORTANT: Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.4 – Issue with revision of general chapter on Arsenic (2.4.2)

    IMPORTANT: Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.4 – Issue with revision of general chapter on Arsenic (2.4.2) The European Pharmacopoeia have alerted their users that, due to issues reported with the revised limit t…

    14th June 2018

  • Update of the Privacy Policy for the British Pharmacopoeia website

    Update of the Privacy Policy for the British Pharmacopoeia website We are in the process of updating of Privacy Policy for the British Pharmacopoeia website. We shall notify users when this has been u…

    25th May 2018

  • May Bank Holidays Orders Information

    May Bank Holidays Orders Information May Bank Holidays Orders Information   Please note that the BP Secretariat will not process any orders on the 7 th, 28 th  and 29th of May 2018 due to UK public ho…

    2nd May 2018

  • Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.4 is now available online and as an updated download

    Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.4 is now available online and as an updated download The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Supplement 9.4 is now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2018 online e…

    17th April 2018

  • Proposed monographs for omission from the BP 2019

    Proposed monographs for omission from the BP 2019 The BP is intending to omit the following three monographs from the BP 2019 edition: Ibuprofen Cream Naproxen Suppositories Prolonged-release Salbutam…

    20th February 2018

  • February update for BPCRS standards status now available

    February update for BPCRS standards status now available The February update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. February update for BPCR…

    1st February 2018

  • January update for BPCRS standards status now available

    January update for BPCRS standards status now available The January update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. January update for BPCRS s…

    11th January 2018

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment.   See the new and revised draft monographs   Contact details can…

    4th January 2018

  • Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.3 is now available online and as an updated download

    Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.3 is now available online and as an updated download The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Supplement 9.3 is now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2018 online e…

    21st December 2017

  • No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period

    No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period Please can customers note that BPCRS orders will not be processed over the holiday period from the afternoon of 15 Decemb…

    13th December 2017

  • December update for BPCRS standards status now available

    December update for BPCRS standards status now available The December update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. December update for BPCR…

    11th December 2017

  • November update for BPCRS standards status now available

    November update for BPCRS standards status now available The November update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. November update for BPCR…

    7th November 2017

  • MHRA has released the response to January’s consultation on the strategy for pharmacopoeial public quality standards for biological medicines

    MHRA has released the response to January’s consultation on the strategy for pharmacopoeial public quality standards for biological medicines In January 2017, MHRA launched a public consultation on ph…

    23rd October 2017

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    5th October 2017

  • October update for BPCRS standards status now available

    October update for BPCRS standards status now available The October update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. October update for BPCRS s…

    5th October 2017

  • No BPCRS orders to be processed on 19-20 September

    No BPCRS orders to be processed on 19-20 September Please can customers note that due to staff training, BPCRS orders will not be processed on the 19-20 September. Orders placed in this time will be d…

    18th September 2017

  • September update for BPCRS standards now available

    September update for BPCRS standards now available The September update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available via the link below. This inclu…

    1st September 2017

  • British Pharmacopoeia Survey 2017

    British Pharmacopoeia Survey 2017 Do you use the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) or British Pharmacopoeia Chemical Reference Substances (BPCRS)? We are reaching out to our users to understand more about yo…

    18th August 2017

  • Annual Report 2016 for the British Pharmacopoeia Commission

    Annual Report 2016 for the British Pharmacopoeia Commission The 2016  Human Medicines Regulations 2012 Advisory Bodies Annual Report , detailing activities of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission, is…

    4th August 2017

  • British Pharmacopoeia 2018 available now

    British Pharmacopoeia 2018 available now The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2018 edition is now available in hardcopy and online formats. Order yours now while there is plenty of time to comply with new s…

    3rd August 2017

  • August update for BPCRS standards now available

    August update for BPCRS standards now available The August update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available via the link below. This includes: N…

    1st August 2017

  • Updated statement on EU referendum from the British Pharmacopoeia

    Updated statement on EU referendum from the British Pharmacopoeia Following the result of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, the focus of the British Pharmacopoeia continues…

    17th July 2017

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    5th July 2017

  • July update for BPCRS standards status now available

    July update for BPCRS standards status now available The July update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. July update for BPCRS standards…

    4th July 2017

  • Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.2 is now available online and as an updated download

    Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.2 is now available online and as an updated download The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Supplement 9.2 is now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2017 online e…

    30th June 2017

  • Update - British Pharmacopoeia Monographs for Inhaled Products

    Update - British Pharmacopoeia Monographs for Inhaled Products The BP Policy on Inhaled Products has been updated following a review of the content and format of BP specific finished Inhaled Product m…

    19th June 2017

  • Survey on Good Pharmacopoeial Practices carried out by the world pharmacopoeias and WHO

    Survey on Good Pharmacopoeial Practices carried out by the world pharmacopoeias and WHO EDQM and the British Pharmacopoeia would greatly appreciate your input on the Survey on Good Pharmacopoeial Prac…

    2nd June 2017

  • June update for BPCRS standards status now available

    June update for BPCRS standards status now available The June update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. June update to BPCRS standards s…

    1st June 2017

  • Chair appointment to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission

    Chair appointment to the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Professor Kevin Taylor has been reappointed as the chair of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission for 4 years from 1 October 2017. This appoint…

    11th May 2017

  • May update for BPCRS standards status now available

    May update for BPCRS standards status now available The May update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available May update to BPCRS standards statu…

    3rd May 2017

  • Job vacancies at the British Pharmacopoeia

    Job vacancies at the British Pharmacopoeia Principal Pharmacopoeial Scientist The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is looking for a senior level scientist or pharmacist to join it in the work of setting and…

    11th April 2017

  • Consultation Dissolution testing in BP finished products monographs for solid oral dosage forms - extended deadline

    Consultation Dissolution testing in BP finished products monographs for solid oral dosage forms - extended deadline The British Pharmacopeia (BP) is consulting on how the current situation with Dissol…

    10th April 2017

  • April update for BPCRS standards status now available

    April update for BPCRS standards status now available The April update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. April update to BPCRS standard…

    3rd April 2017

  • Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.1 is now available online and as an updated download

    Ph. Eur. Supplement 9.1 is now available online and as an updated download The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Supplement 9.1 is now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2017 online e…

    30th March 2017

  • March update for BPCRS standards status now available

    March update for BPCRS standards status now available The March update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. March update to BPCRS standard…

    2nd March 2017

  • February update for BPCRS standards status now available

    February update for BPCRS standards status now available The February update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. February update to BPCRS…

    6th February 2017

  • Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia

    Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is looking for a senior level scientist or pharmacist to join it in the work of setting and contributing to the development of m…

    25th January 2017

  • January update for BPCRS standards status now available

    January update for BPCRS standards status now available The January update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. January update for BPCRS s…

    25th January 2017

  • Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia

    Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is looking for a senior scientist to join it in the work of setting and contributing to the development of medicinal quality sta…

    16th January 2017

  • Public consultation – MHRA strategy for pharmacopoeial public quality standards for biological medicines

    Public consultation – MHRA strategy for pharmacopoeial public quality standards for biological medicines Biological medicines are an increasingly important part of healthcare worldwide. Their quality…

    11th January 2017

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    9th January 2017

  • Ph. Eur. 9.0 is now available online and as an updated download

    Ph. Eur. 9.0 is now available online and as an updated download The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) 9.0 is now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2017 online edition. Subscribers of…

    3rd January 2017

  • Consultation on monographs containing statements relating to dispensing and supply

    Consultation on monographs containing statements relating to dispensing and supply The British Pharmacopeia (BP) is consulting on whether to remove statements of the following format from the BP:   “W…

    15th December 2016

  • December update for BPCRS standards status now available

    December update for BPCRS standards status now available The December update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. BPCRS - December 2016  …

    2nd December 2016

  • No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period

    No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period Please can customers note that BPCRS orders will not be processed over the holiday period from the afternoon of 16 Decemb…

    28th November 2016

  • November update for BPCRS standards status now available

    November update for BPCRS standards status now available The November update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. November updates for BPC…

    2nd November 2016

  • Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia

    Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is looking for a scientist to join it in the work of setting and contributing to the development of medicinal quality standards.

    5th October 2016

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    3rd October 2016

  • September update for BPCRS standards status now available

    September update for BPCRS standards status now available The September update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. [Link to update list]…

    5th September 2016

  • British Pharmacopoeia update on BPCRS storage and expiry

    British Pharmacopoeia update on BPCRS storage and expiry Acting on feedback from our customers and based on results of our stability testing we have reviewed our storage and expiry policy on BPCRS. We…

    31st August 2016

  • British Pharmacopoeia 2017 available now

    British Pharmacopoeia 2017 available now The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2017 edition is now available in hardcopy and online formats. Order yours now  while there is plenty of time to comply with new…

    26th August 2016

  • August update for BPCRS standards now available

    August update for BPCRS standards now available The August update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. August updates for BPCRS Please see…

    4th August 2016

  • Annual Report 2015 for the British Pharmacopoeia Commission

    Annual Report 2015 for the British Pharmacopoeia Commission The 2015 Human Medicines Regulations 2012 Advisory Bodies Annual Report , detailing activities of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission, is n…

    2nd August 2016

  • July updates for BPCRS standards now available

    July updates for BPCRS standards now available The July update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. [ July updates for BPCRS ] Please see…

    13th July 2016

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    4th July 2016

  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency statement on the outcome of the EU referendum

    Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency statement on the outcome of the EU referendum The Agency's response to the outcome of the EU referendum. Following the result of the referendum on t…

    30th June 2016

  • Ph. Eur. Supplement 8.8 is now available to view online or download

    Ph. Eur. Supplement 8.8 is now available to view online or download Supplement 8.8 of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) is now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2016 online editi…

    30th June 2016

  • June update for BPCRS standards status now available

    June update for BPCRS standards status now available   The June update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. June updates for BPCRS Please…

    6th June 2016

  • May Bank Holiday - No BPCRS orders to be processed

    May Bank Holiday - No BPCRS orders to be processed No BPCRS orders to be processed over the May Bank Holiday Please can customers note that BPCRS orders will not be processed over the bank holiday fro…

    25th May 2016

  • May update for BPCRS standards status now available

    May update for BPCRS standards status now available The May update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. May update for BPCRS Please see th…

    9th May 2016

  • Delay in processing BPCRS orders

    Delay in processing BPCRS orders Due to a technical issue we were unable to process orders received over the Bank Holiday period. This issue has now been resolved and all orders placed over this time…

    4th May 2016

  • Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia

    Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia BP-NIBSC higher scientist position available – maternity cover The National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) are currently advertising a v…

    25th April 2016

  • Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia

    Job vacancy at the British Pharmacopoeia The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is looking for a scientist to join it in the work of setting and contributing to the development of medicinal quality standards.

    12th April 2016

  • April update for BPCRS standards status now available

    April update for BPCRS standards status now available The April update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. April update for BPCRS Please…

    7th April 2016

  • Ph. Eur. supplement 8.7 is now available online

    Ph. Eur. supplement 8.7 is now available online The contents of supplement 8.7 of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur.) are now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2016 online edition.

    4th April 2016

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    1st April 2016

  • No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Easter Bank Holiday

    No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Easter Bank Holiday Please can customers note that BPCRS orders will not be processed over the holiday from the afternoon of 24 March due to office closure. Or…

    24th March 2016

  • March update for BPCRS standards status now available

    March update for BPCRS standards status now available The March update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. March update for BPCRS standar…

    3rd March 2016

  • New members of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission

    New members of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Following a successful appointments campaign, the following people have been appointed as members of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission with effec…

    9th February 2016

  • Ph. Eur. supplement 8.6 download is now available

    Ph. Eur. supplement 8.6 download is now available The contents of supplement 8.6 of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) are now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP)  2016 download. If…

    9th February 2016

  • January update for BPCRS standards status now available

    January update for BPCRS standards status now available The January update for British Pharmacopoeia chemical reference substances (BPCRS) standards status is now available. January update for BPCRS s…

    3rd February 2016

  • BP monographs for inhaled products

    BP monographs for inhaled products A revised document which sets out the requirements for new and revised BP monographs was approved by the BP Commission in March 2015. British Pharmacopoeia monograph…

    1st February 2016

  • Consultation on monographs containing extemporaneous preparation

    Consultation on monographs containing extemporaneous preparation The British Pharmacopeia (BP) is consulting on plans to omit monographs containing extemporaneous formulae that are not used in practic…

    20th January 2016

  • New bank details

    New bank details The bank details for payment of British Pharmacopoeia Chemical Reference Substance (BPCRS) orders are to change from 18 January 2016 . From this date you should use the following bank…

    14th January 2016

  • BPCRS standards status

    BPCRS standards status The BP is pleased to announce that from 2016 the status of British Pharmacopoeia Chemical Reference Substances (BPCRS) will be posted on the BP website at monthly intervals. Thi…

    13th January 2016

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment New and revised draft monographs have been posted on the BP website for comment. See the new and revised draft monographs Contact details can be…

    11th January 2016

  • Ph. Eur. supplement 8.6 is now available online

    Ph. Eur. supplement 8.6 is now available online The contents of supplement 8.6 of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) are now available as part of the British Pharmacopoeia (BP)  2016 online edition…

    24th December 2015

  • No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period

    No BPCRS orders to be processed over the Christmas and New Year holiday period Please can customers note that BPCRS orders will not be processed over the holiday from the afternoon of 18 December due…

    20th December 2015

  • Draft new and revised monographs available for comment

    Draft new and revised monographs available for comment The British Pharmacopeia (BP) is pleased to announce that new and revised draft monographs will be posted on the BP website at regular intervals…

    18th December 2015

  • No BPCRS orders to be processed on December 8 and December 9

    No BPCRS orders to be processed on December 8 and December 9 Please can customers note that due to staff training BPCRS orders will not be processed on 8/9 December. Orders placed in this time will be…

    4th December 2015

  • Timeline for draft new and revised monographs in 2016

    Timeline for draft new and revised monographs in 2016 The British Pharmacopeia (BP) is pleased to announce that new and revised draft monographs will be posted on the BP website at regular intervals f…

    3rd December 2015

  • New reference standard available - the BPNARM

    New reference standard available - the BPNARM The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is pleased to announce the release of the first British Pharmacopoeia Nucleic Acid Reference Material (BPNARM).  This is no…

    6th October 2015

  • Antithrombin III Concentrate (Human antithrombin III concentrate, Ph. Eur. monograph 0878)

    Antithrombin III Concentrate (Human antithrombin III concentrate, Ph. Eur. monograph 0878) We previously informed users that a corrected version of the above monograph had been rapidly implemented and…

    6th October 2015

  • NIBSC higher scientist position available – extension to deadline

    NIBSC higher scientist position available – extension to deadline Update: The application closing date for the below has been extended to the 19 October. The National Institute of Biological Standards…

    6th October 2015

  • NIBSC higher scientist position available

    NIBSC higher scientist position available The National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) are currently advertising a vacancy for a higher scientist position. The successful applica…

    23rd September 2015

  • NIBSC scientist position available

    NIBSC scientist position available The National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) are currently advertising a vacancy for a scientist position. The successful applicant will be car…

    7th September 2015

  • Welcome to our new website

    Welcome to our new website Hello and welcome to the new website of the British Pharmacopoeia!  We’ve brought together the information that you could find on our former pharmacopoeia.com and pharmacopo…

    20th August 2015

  • Call for new BP Commission members!

    Call for new BP Commission members! The British Pharmacopoeia Commission is currently looking to appoint 8 new members (6 professional members and 2 lay members) for a 4 year term.  Professional membe…

    10th August 2015