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Directions given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of information to be known as the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) information system.
To support the Department of Health's FGM prevention programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM across the NHS in England.
Sections 254(1) and (6), 262(3), 274(2) and 304(9), (10), (11) and (12) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and Regulation 32 of the National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence (Constitution and Functions) and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (Functions) Regulations 2013.