Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS): Improving the response to domestic violence and abuse


Domestic violence is a significant public health problem that requires a broad and integrated response across the wider health care system, including third sector organisations. Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) is an intervention programme to improve the primary care response to domestic violence. In a cluster randomised controlled trial within primary care practices in London and Bristol, it was shown that IRIS cost-effectively improved identification and referral.

Our RPT is contributing to the wider IRIS project by providing a statistical evaluation of the impact of disrupted provision of IRIS in two boroughs.

Principal investigator: Professor Chris Griffiths, Queen Mary University of London

Start date and duration: January 2014, three years

Partners and collaborators involved: Queen Mary University of London, Newham Clinical Commissioning Group, Bristol University.