We are pleased to introduce the latest addition to our suite of gateway pages, the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service (DMIRS) gateway page.
One of the new models of care set out by the NHS Five Year Forward View focuses on urgent and emergency care.
The aim of the Digital Minor Illness Referral Service is to reduce the burden on urgent and emergency care services by appropriately managing patients who contact NHS 111 with low acuity conditions.
Instead of referring patients to GP practices, walk-in centres or A&E, some patients will now be referred community pharmacies, which are perfectly placed to respond to the symptoms of minor illnesses.
Our DMIRS gateway page has plenty of resources including a quiz, core and foundation learning, advanced learning and assessments in order to support you in providing this service.
You can access the gateway page directly here or via the CPPE website under the NHS priorities tab.