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.
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.
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