Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing

Summary

The FGM-IS is a national IT system that supports the early intervention and ongoing safeguarding of girls, under the age of 18, who have a family history of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Top tasks

Implementation process for healthcare organisations
Find out how to implement the FGM-IS within your NHS healthcare organisation.

NHS IT system suppliers
Find out how NHS IT system suppliers can integrate with the FGM-IS and which systems are accredited.

About the FGM- IS

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.

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

National system

Allows authorised healthcare professionals and administrative staff throughout England to view information about girls with a family history of FGM, regardless of location.

Information sharing

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.

Safeguarding

Provides an opportunity to strengthen local safeguarding frameworks and processes.

Useful resources

Contact details

Have a question about the FGM IS?
Phone: 0300 3035678
Email: enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

Further information

 

  1. NHS IT system suppliers

Find out how NHS IT system suppliers can integrate with the Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing System (FGM-IS) (formerly known as the FGM Risk indication System or FGM-RIS) and which systems are accredited.

  1. Implementation process for NHS healthcare organisations

Find out how to implement the Female Genital Mutilation Indication System (FGM-IS) within your NHS healthcare organisation.

  1. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) enhanced dataset: GDPR information

Why and how we process your data in the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) enhanced dataset and your rights.