IRIS is a specialist domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral programme for General Practices that has been positively evaluated in a randomised controlled trial.
IRIS is a collaboration between primary care and third sector organisations specialising in DVA. Core areas of the programme include ongoing training, education and consultancy for the clinical team and administrative staff, care pathways for primary health care practitioners and an enhanced referral pathway to specialist domestic violence services for patients with experience of DVA.
The IRIS programme is an evidence-based, effective, and cost-effective intervention to improve the primary care response to DVA and is nationally recognised.
IRIS improves the General Practice response to DVA and essentially improves the safety, quality of life and wellbeing of survivors of DVA.
FCWA are working in partnership with Lancashire Victim Service, The Wish Centre and NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) to provide this service in Blackpool.