Domestic and Family Violence – quality improvement in general practice toolkit for PHNs

NWMPHN and the University of Melbourne have designed a quality improvement (QI) project enabling primary care practitioners to deliver evidence-based care and support for domestic and family violence (DFV) response. The project builds capability in general practice to recognise, identify and refer people at risk of, or experiencing, DFV. It was funded by the Department of Health. Called the Primary Care Pathways to Safety, the project was an intensive QI project, piloted by NWMPHN between 2020 and 2022.

This toolkit was developed by NWMPHN to assist other primary health networks to develop locally relevant versions of the project. It provides insights and suggestions gleaned from the pilot, along with a step-by-step plan to best support general practice participation and engagement.