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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Annual Report - April 2021 to March 2022 (experimental statistics report)
4 Aug 2022
Primary Care Organisations, Care Trusts, Regions, Country, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, Community health services, Hospital Trusts, NHS Trusts
01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
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 5,620 individual1 women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified in the period April 2021 to March 2022. These accounted for 11,890 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, have increased compared to April 2020 to March 2021.
The FGM Enhanced Dataset was opened 7 years ago. Since the collection began, NHS trusts and GP practices have reported information about 30,335 individual women and girls. Between April 2015 and March 2022 there were a total of 74,875 attendances for these individuals where FGM was identified.
Between April 2021 and March 2022, 103 NHS trusts and 37 GP practices submitted 1 or more FGM attendance records. In the 7 years since the collection began in April 2015, 148 NHS trusts and 230 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.