Making change happen in Primary Care Webinar
Gene Feder and Medina Johnson
Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 12pm to 1pm
Hosted by email@example.com
An intervention to improve the identification and referral of patients affected by domestic violence and abuse, from clinical trial to national programme
Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is a violation of human rights that damages the health of women and families. The health care sector, including primary care, has been slow to respond to the needs of patients affected by DVA, not least because of uncertainty about the effectiveness of training clinicians in identification and engagement with survivors of abuse.
To address that uncertainty, we conducted a cluster-randomised trial in Hackney and Bristol, finding that both identification and referral to specialist DVA services substantially increased in the intervention practices. In the webinar we will map the (not always smooth) trajectory from trial results to a nationally available programme commissioned by Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) and local authorities in over 50 areas to date, including getting into guidelines/policy, further implementation research, negotiating with commissioners, and setting up a social enterprise (IRISi) to drive the scaling up of the intervention.
This webinar is open to anyone with an interest in moving research into practice and the impact on commissioning and policy. It will be of particular interest to primary care commissioners, policy makers, specialist DVA service providers, clinicians and researchers.