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Female Genital Mutilation - July 2021 to September 2021
25 Nov 2021
Primary Care Organisations, Care Trusts, Regions, Country, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, Community health services, Hospital Trusts, NHS Trusts
01 Jul 2021 to 30 Sep 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 1,530 individual(1) women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified in the period between July 2021 and September 2021. These accounted for 2,550 attendances(2) reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified.
There were 665 newly recorded(3) women and girls in the period between July 2021 and September 2021. Newly recorded means that this is the first time they have appeared in this dataset. It does not indicate how recently their FGM was undertaken, nor does it mean that this is the woman or girl’s first attendance for FGM. The number of newly recorded women and girls has reduced over time. This is to be expected as the longer the collection continues, the greater the chance of a woman or girl having been recorded in it previously.
Between July 2021 and September 2021, 80 NHS trusts and 16 GP practices submitted one 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.
(3) Newly Recorded refers to an individual’s first appearance in the FGM dataset. Newly recorded does not necessarily mean that the attendance is the woman’s or girl’s first attendance for FGM.