Launched by the Department of Health (DH) and NHS England at the Girl Summit in July 2014, the FGM-IS provides a national IT system for healthcare professionals and administrative staff to record that a girl has a family history of FGM.
About the FGM- IS
How it works
The FGM-IS is part of the NHS Spine. Healthcare professionals and administrative staff can view, add and remove the FGM indicator, and it can be accessed via the Summary Care Record Application (SCRa), or with a local clinical system integrated with FGM-IS
Access is controlled via NHS smartcards and the appropriate Role Based Access Codes (RBAC), so only authorised healthcare professionals and administrative staff with the relevant security permissions can access the FGM information.
FGM IS information
The FGM IS contains:
- an indicator that a girl has a family history of FGM
- the date that the FGM indicator was added on to the system
How FGM- IS helps
Allows authorised healthcare professionals and administrative staff throughout England to view information about girls with a family history of FGM, regardless of location.
Shares FGM information with authorised healthcare professionals and administrative staff, who come into contact with girls with a family history of FGM as they grow up.
Provides an opportunity to strengthen local safeguarding frameworks and processes.
Please email your enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing or call: 0300 3035678.
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