Domestic abuse aware practice

Important: Call 999

If you feel you are about to hurt someone or someone you know is seriously injured call 999

The staff in your GP practice are trained to ask about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an ‘IRIS’ practice. You can talk to the doctors, nurses or other staff working here, if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family.

The IRIS service is for all GP patients and staff, both women and men, aged 16 or over, whatever age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or background. IRIS’s oldest patient so far is over 80.

Social isolation can increase stress at home, impacting on you and your family’s well-being. Your GP practice is here to help you.

Please contact your GP or Practice Nurse for help and advice. They will refer you to the practice’s IRIS worker, the ‘IRIS Advocate Educator’.

You can also self-refer by ringing the IRIS office.

IRIS Office

0161 820 8416
Open 9am to 4:30pm

Related information

Domestic violence and abuse