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Responding to domestic abuse: guidance for general practices

This document provides guidance to general practices to help them respond effectively to patients experiencing domestic abuse, which is a Department of Health strategic priority.

Targeted at practice managers and clinicians, this guidance supports practices to respond appropriately and safely to women and men experiencing abuse. The guidance includes key principles to help GPs and healthcare staff respond quickly and effectively to patients who disclose domestic abuse as well as resources to help the practice team, including a process map for responding to domestic abuse and a services directory.