IRIS Kingston and Richmond Service

If you are experiencing domestic abuse in Kingston or Richmond, Refuge’s local service can support you and your children to keep safe.

IRIS Kingston and Richmond Service

IRIS and Refuge have joined forces to bring the IRIS Programme to general practices in the London Boroughs of Kingston and Richmond from 14 June 2023.

IRIS is a specialist domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral programme for General Practices. Core areas of the programme include ongoing training, education and consultancy for the clinical team and administrative staff, care pathways for primary health care practitioners and an enhanced referral pathway to specialist domestic violence services for patients with experience of DVA.

The IRIS programme is an evidence-based, effective and cost-effective intervention to improve the primary care response to DVA and is nationally recognised. IRIS improves the General Practice response to DVA and essentially improves the safety, quality of life and wellbeing of survivors of DVA.

Our Team

  • Jacqueline Messam – Service Manager
  • Hermela Chassme  – IRIS AE (Advocate Educator) for Kingston
  • Ann Niles – IRIS AE (Advocate Educator) for Richmond
  • Dr Priya Paul –IRIS Clinical Lead for Richmond
  • Dr Sarah Mehdi –IRIS Clinical Lead for Kingston

How can I request training or make referrals?

IRIS training is available to all Kingston and Richmond based GPs. To book your training or request more information please email