GPs miss chances to save the lives of victims of domestic abuse

Posted: March 14, 2017
Category: News

GPs are missing vital opportunities to intervene and potentially save the lives of people experiencing domestic abuse, a leading charity has warned. Two women are murdered every week by a current or former partner. The latest crime statistics show 332 women and 78 men were killed by their partners or ex-partners between 2012 and 2015. Analysis of 24 domestic homicide reviews from murders committed over the same period show in more than half of the cases examined, doctors missed vital opportunities to identify risks and seek help for the victim.

GPs miss chances to save the lives of victims of domestic abuse