"A complete revelation. By becoming more aware of the signs and symptoms that suggest abuse - long term anxiety and depression, repeat visits to the surgery for minor symptoms, unexplained gynaecological problems - I became much more aware of patients who were living with abuse and the negative impact that this was having on their health outcomes. The penny drops and you realise the exact scale and extent of the problem amongst your patient population."
"I'm now convinced that violence against women and children is a major public health problem with long term consequences for women and their families. As an experienced GP, the whole project has been nothing short of transformational."
"IRIS is certainly an important catalyst for giving voice to the unspeakable."
"IRIS remains one of the most significant studies that we have taken part in and one that has influenced our clinical practice the most."
"Since the training we have been able to pick up more cases and have been able to help women who had previously been unable to talk about their abuse. We are also more able to assess risk for women and their children."
"I saw x today she seems very motivated and enjoying her new found independence, and very grateful for all your support."
"Thanks very much for your valuable intervention and guidance."
"Thanks so much. I saw her shortly after and she felt so supported and understood. Really moving. One of those special moments in GP when you feel that there is proper support out there for those most needing it. Fab."
"Thanks. What a wonderful service."
"Thanks for the work you've put into all of this. I'm sure it's making a difference for the women (and kids of course) of our surgery."
"I can't tell you how grateful I am for all your support through this...I do not know who I would have turned to without you! I have learned a lot! Thanks!"