Dilemma: Patient always attends with suspected abusive partner
A medicolegal adviser and GPs give their advice on how to help a patient with a suspected abusive partner who always accompanies them to appointments. This useful article explores a situation GPs may face only rarely in their career, but taking a few moments to consider a sensible approach could be life-saving.
Also see, NICE Quality standard (QS116) – Domestic violence and abuse (February 2016), NHS England. Adult safeguarding pocket guide, and GMC: Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information.