New domestic violence drive in Mansfield and Ashfield

First annual public meeting of the Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group at The Civic Centre. Amanda Sullivan Chief Officer.
First annual public meeting of the Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group at The Civic Centre. Amanda Sullivan Chief Officer.

Specialist domestic violence staff will be working with GP surgeries across Mansfield and Ashfield in a bid to tackle the problem.

Workers from IRIS will be educating staff and providing services from medical practices after it emerged that Mansfield and Ashfield has the highest reported cases of domestic abuse in Nottinghamshire.

The plan was revealed at a meeting of the Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on Thursday 8th November.

The meeting also heard that the CCG is developing more joined-up working practices, to ensure a better experience for patients.

Speaking at the meeting, Dr Amanda Sullivan from the CCG said: “It’s about making the whole system work better. People tell us the different teams they deal with don’t communicate effectively.”

The group also announced plans to trial a new text-messaging service to offer advice and monitoring for people with ongoing medical conditions.

PICTURED: Dr Amanda Sullivan speaking at the annual public meeting of the Mansfield and Ashfield CCG.