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Guidance update: latest DH and RCOG guidelines on female genital mutilation

Guidance update: latest DH and RCOG guidelines on female genital mutilation

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Syllabus

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

March 25, 2016

Updated

November 4, 2016
This GP clinical guidance update module is part of the MIMS Learning Essentials learning programme. A subscription gives you 12 months access to regular updates on NICE and other clinical guidance to help keep your practice up to date.

Programme Description

Guidance: Department of Health guidance. Female genital mutilation risk and safeguarding: guidance for professionals. March 2015.

FGM Prevention Programme, Department of Health. FGM Prevention Programme. Understanding the FGM Enhanced dataset – updated guidance and clarification to support implementation. September 2015.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Female Genital Mutilation and its Management. Green-top Guideline No. 53. July 2015.

Home Office. Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation – procedural information.

Dr Louise Clarke and Dr Mais Al-Hity describe how to implement the recent Department of Health and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaeologists guidance on female genital mutilation in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in your practice, the need to identify girls or women who have undergone female genital mutilation, your duty relating to reporting cases of female genital mutilation to the police, as well as consideration of the patient’s psychological and physical needs, and areas of uncertainty relating to confidentiality, duty of care and documentation.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the March 2015 and September 2015 Department of Health guidance on FGM and the July 2015 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidance on FGM
  • Know what to do differently in practice in the light of the Department of Health and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidance
  • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of recent FGM
  • Identify girls and women who may have undergone or may be at risk of undergoing FGM
  • Be aware of your duty to report cases of FGM to the police
  • Know who to contact in cases where you are unsure of the best decision to take regarding FGM
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Louise Clarke
    GP
    Bradford
    UK

    Dr Mais Al-Hity
    GP
    Bradford
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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