IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety)
GP training and domestic abuse service
A big thank you to North, Central, and South Manchester GP practices. Domestic abuse has huge impacts on people and children’s health and wellbeing. Patients are seen in their own GP practice, enhancing safety and confidentiality.
From April 2018 to March 2019 there were:
- 826 IRIS referrals for patients suffering domestic violence and abuse (DVA), a 5% increase on last year.
- Before IRIS there were less than 10 referrals per year.
Is your practice due IRIS Update training?
IRIS Update training is 3 yearly. Practices will be contacted to book 2019 dates:
- 2 hours for GPs, Practice Nursing team and clinical staff,
- 1 hour for admin and reception team.
GPs and Practice Nurses must undertake 8 hours Level 3 Adult Safeguarding training every 3 years, IRIS training contributes to this with the aim of having all staff, clinical and admin in every practice IRIS trained (Intercollegiate guidance 2018).
If you are not IRIS trained please book your training now. The next IRIS basic training dates are at the Forum Wythenshawe:
- Wednesday 5th June – 1.30 to 3.30 pm – Clinical 1 – two hours
- Wednesday 19th June – 1.30 to 3.30pm – Clinical 2 – two hours
- Wednesday 19th – June 12 to 1pm – Reception/Admin training
To book your place, please email:
IRIS is commissioned by MHCC (NHS Manchester Clinical Commissioning group and Public Health, Manchester City Council). The IRIS GP training and service is delivered by Manchester Women’s Aid (The Pankhurst Trust incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid).