Call for tough action against failure to report FGM

An inquiry by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee has found evidence that NHS clinicians are sometimes failing to properly record information about female genital mutilation cases, despite this now being a mandatory requirement. The committee has called for NHS employers to take a ‘hard line’ against clinicians who ignore the requirement, and for training to be commissioned on harm from FGM and the importance of recording incidences.

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