Skip to main content
Publication

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - July 2017 to September 2017, Experimental Statistics Report

This is part of

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication date:
Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Country, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date range:
01 Jul 2017 to 30 Sep 2017

Summary

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.

We have identified a minor error with the Provider Trust level information in the Additional Data spreadsheet and in the open data in this publication. In some cases small numbers of individuals were included in a provider’s count incorrectly.  The annual report for 2017-18 is correct and includes the period reported on in this publication, so please refer to that for the most up to date accurate data. The annual report can be found here: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/female-genital-mutilation/female-genital-mutilation-fgm---annual-report-2017-18

Key facts

The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) supports the Department of Health's FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England.

 

•There were 1,760 individual1 women and girls FGM who had an attendance where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken in July 2017 to September 2017. These accounted for 2,205 attendances2 reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken.
•There were 1,060 newly recorded3 women and girls in the period July 2017 to September 2017. Newly recorded means this is the first time they have appeared in this dataset. It does not indicate how recently the FGM was undertaken, nor does it mean that this is the woman or girl's first attendance for FGM.

Definitions

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.


3. Newly Recorded refers to an individuals first appearance in the FGM dataset. Newly recorded does not necessarily mean that the attendance is the womans or girls first attendance for FGM.

 

Resources

Related links

Last edited: 14 August 2018 10:05 am