NHSE DIMIRS (Digital Minor Illness Service ) please book on training via eventbrite 11th september 2018

NHSE DIMIRS (Digital Minor Illness Service ) please book on training via eventbrite 11th september 2018

July 18, 2018

Launch of NHSE DIMUR’s project Important notification

We have some exciting news for contractors regarding some new services; NHSE Pharmacy Integration funded Digital Minor Illness Scheme which involves referrals from NHS 111 to Community Pharmacy.

Booking on the training:

Event booking now live!


Date: Tuesday  11th September 2018

 Venue :  NSPCC National Training Centre | 3 Gilmour Close | LE4 1EZ Leicester | United Kingdom

 Time 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Action : Please book your place now  through the following link


 if you cannot attend the LPC event in LLR – please book on another date below ( you will have received comms from NHSE)

 All meetings will take place between 18:30- 21:30.

 The locations for the meetings are:

Region Date Venue Booking website
Leicestershire 11/09/18 NSPCC National Training Centre 3 Gilmore Close Beaumont Leys, Leicester,  LE4 1EZ



Nottinghamshire 13/09/18 University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy Practice Suite



Derbyshire 12/09/18 The Derbyshire Hotel – Carter Lane East, South Normanton, DE55 2EH




Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes 18/09/18 Holiday Inn Express Loake Close Grange Park Northampton NN4 5EZ chiefofficer@pharmacynorthamptonshire.co.uk


A service has been running successfully in North East England since December 2017 where various low acuity calls to NHS 111 are referred to community pharmacies.  This is  known as ‘Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS).

The Service is being extended to include the geography covered by NHS 111 provider DHU (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire). The service is funded through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

The purpose of the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) is to reduce the burden on urgent and emergency care services by referring patients requiring low acuity advice and treatment from NHS 111 to community pharmacy. Its aim is to ensure that patients have access to the same if not better levels of care, closer to home and with a self-care emphasis.

The agreement is for the pharmacy to provide self-care advice and support, including printed information, to all individuals referred to the pharmacy by NHS 111 on the management of specified low acuity conditions. The service level agreement is being finalised at present once this has been approved it will be sent out to  all pharmacies, and head offices for the multiples.

The aim is to have the service going live in September.

We will be having launch events in conjunction with your LPC for Community Pharmacy across the area and would like for you all to attend to understand more about the service and to answer questions before the service goes live and referrals are made.

Should you have any questions on the service please contact us or your local LPC who will be able to help.

Kind Regards

Vicky Lewin v.lewin@nhs.net


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