Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) enhanced dataset Data Provision Notice


Data Provision Notice for the collection of data about patients with FGM being treated across the NHS.


The Department of Health needs specific information about patients with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) being treated across the NHS to support the provision of appropriate services to meet the needs of women and girls who have FGM.

Read the Data Provision Notice: FGM

Scope of the collection

The scope of the collection is limited to the following organisations in England:

  • Acute Trusts (Foundation and non-Foundation)
  • Mental Health Trusts (Foundation and non-Foundation)
  • General Practices

Legal basis for the process of data

Section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act .


The collection of the FGM Enhanced Dataset began on 1st April 2015 and is mandatory for all organisations in the scope. Reporting is quarterly and organisations have a month to submit their data before the extract for the report is taken.