FGM Information Sharing system
NHS Digital website which explains about the FGM-IS system: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/female-genital-mutilation-risk-indication-system-fgm-ris
It may appear basic, but it is also quite simple. It doesn’t try to make an argument about whether or not the system works or the nuanced links between this and safeguarding, but it does say what it is!
There are 6 short animations which explain how the FGM-IS system might be used in a GP setting. They are here
This video shows someone exactly what the system looks like, and exactly (click for click) how to add the FGM-IS indicator to a record. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NotDyqGo5Y&feature=youtu.be
Last year, this letter went out telling the NHS that they need to start using the system. It is here:https://digital.nhs.uk/binaries/content/assets/website-assets/services/fgm/nhs-england-call-to-action-for-phase-2-implementation.pdf
I will send an email intro to Tim Dalby who is the person leading the implementation at NHS Digital, and I’ll copy in James (who you met at my leaving do). Tim is absolutely brilliant, but I’ve got to word it carefully as there is a bit of politics about NHS Digital being asked to do lots of extra stuff which perhaps NHSE should do (which is why I’m going to copy to Joey too)
Here is a video with a survivor talking about the FGM-IS system –