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 doctors, nurses and 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 87.
Contact your GP for a referral to the IRIS worker: Contact the Practice
IRIS Office (09:00–16:30): 0161 820 8416
Manchester Women’s Aid: 0161 660 7999
In an emergency call the police on 999