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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Annual Report - April 2020 to March 2021 (experimental statistics report)
22 Jul 2021
Primary Care Organisations, Care Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Community health services, NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts, GP practices
01 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021
The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) is a repository for individual level data collected by healthcare providers in England, including acute hospital providers, mental health providers and GP practices.
There were 5,395 individual1 women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified in the period April 2020 to March 2021. These accounted for 10,605 total attendances2 reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified.
The number of total attendances and total number of individual women and girls with an attendance where FGM was identified, has been relatively stable throughout this year but remains reduced in comparison to total attendances and individuals recorded for the previous year.
The FGM Enhanced Dataset was opened 6 years ago. Since the collection began, NHS trusts and GP practices have reported information about 27,270 individual women and girls. Between April 2015 and March 2021 there were a total of 62,795 attendances for these individuals where FGM was identified.
Between April 2020 and March 2021, 103 NHS trusts and 40 GP practices submitted 1 or more FGM attendance records. In the 6 years since the collection began in April 2015, 148 NHS trusts and 216 GP practices submitted 1 or more FGM attendance records.
(1) Individuals refers to all patients in the reporting period where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken. Each patient is only counted once.
(2) Total Attendances refers to all attendances in the reporting period where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken. Women and girls may have one or more attendances in the reporting period. This category includes both newly recorded and previously identified women and girls.