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Commissioners prioritise domestic violence training


11 November 2013

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Specialist domestic violence staff have been enlisted to work with general practice to tackle the problem in Mansfield and Ashfield. 
The plan was revealed at a meeting of the Mansfield and Ashfield clinical commissioning group (CCG) late last week. 
The local newspaper reported that workers from the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) programme will be working to provide training to general practice staff. 

Specialist domestic violence staff have been enlisted to work with general practice to tackle the problem in Mansfield and Ashfield. 
The plan was revealed at a meeting of the Mansfield and Ashfield clinical commissioning group (CCG) late last week. 
The local newspaper reported that workers from the Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) programme will be working to provide training to general practice staff. 
IRIS is a domestic violence and abuse training support and referral programme. The programme features clinical enquiry, care pathways and an enhanced referral pathway to specialist domestic violence services. 
The programme costs approximately £55,000 for year one. 
Speaking at the meeting, the CCG’s accountable officer Dr Amanda Sullivan said: “It’s about making the whole system work better. People tell us the different teams they deal with don’t communicate effectively.”

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