Our thanks to Tony for this. Good to see Mark Brooks’s involvement in the review. An extract, emphases ours:
Mr Edwards’ death, in August 2015, was the culmination of months of violence.
A Chorley Council domestic homicide review found two GPs had failed to ask the solicitor how he was injured, as did Chorley Hospital’s A&E unit in July 2015.
He told a paramedic about the abuse but a failure to follow procedures meant the report was not escalated to managers.
A perception that men were not domestic abuse victims may have contributed to the situation, the report concluded.
Gail Naylor, of Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, said: “We have since reviewed our domestic abuse training to ensure our staff are aware that both men and women can be affected by this issue.” [So the previous “domestic abuse training” did not make staff aware men can be victims of domestic abuse? OUTRAGEOUS. Who carried out this “training”, obviously based on the utterly discredited Duluth model? Women’s Aid? Refuge?]