DMIRS (Digital Minor Illness Referral Service)

The Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) is being rolled out across East Midlands in autumn 2018.

The service aims 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. The service allows patients to access quality levels of care, closer to home and with an emphasis on self-care.

Pharmacy are being asked to provide self-care advice, support and printed information on the management of specified low acuity conditions. to individuals referred to the pharmacy by NHS 111. 

The Service includes the area covered by NHS 111 provider DHU (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire) and is funded through the Pharmacy Integration Fund.Pharmacy contractors need to sign up at the BSA website to register to deliver the service. You will need to:

  •  select the East midlands area 
  • know your NHS shared mailbox address. If you’re insure, contact the NHSmail help desk on 0333 200 1133 or email You can also email 
  • change your NHS email account password every 90 days otherwise your account will be deleted. You should received a reminder.