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DCB2112: FGM-Information Sharing (FGM-IS) - Local System Integration

This information standard specifies the requirements for fully integrated local query and response access to national FGM-IS data.  

About this information standard

The FGM-IS is a national IT system that supports the ongoing safeguarding of patients, under the age of 18, who have a family history of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

This information standard makes provision for the data held within the FGM-IS to be made available to all relevant healthcare staff by allowing integration of a view only capability of the family history indicator within all applicable IT systems across all health care services. 

This standard was formerly known as 'FGM Risk Indication System (FGM RIS) Local System Integration'; the release published on 6 March 2020 (Amd 28/2019) introduced a new name for the standard to reflect a change in clinical practice. 

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. An Information Standards Notice (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales and the other listed documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.

Current release

Release date 06/03/2020
Release number Amd 28/2019
Release title Version 2.0
Stage Implementation
Key documents
Further information NHS Digital FGM-IS

Previous release

Release date 19/10/2016
Release number Amd 32/2015
Release title Initial Standard
Stage Maintenance
Key documents
Further information NHS Digital FGM-IS

Last edited: 24 July 2023 3:57 pm