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National FGM Support Clinics - Female genital mutilation (FGM)

National FGM Support Clinics (NFGMSCs) are community-based clinics that offer a range of support services for women with female genital mutilation (FGM).

The service is free to access for anyone who's eligible for NHS care.

If you're under 18

Support for FGM is available through the specialist paediatric service at University College London Hospitals (UCLH).

You can email UCLH for an appointment at UCLH.paediatricsafeguarding@nhs.net.

How the clinics can help

National FGM Support Clinics are a place for women with FGM to discuss their health needs in a sensitive and non-judgmental environment.

The services are provided by an all-female team and include:

  • physical assessment and treatment (including deinfibulation if required)
  • emotional support and counselling
  • general information
  • access to FGM Health Advocates
  • referral to a specialist consultant, if needed

How to access a clinic

National FGM Support Clinics run either weekly or every 2 weeks.

Referrals from GPs and other health professionals are strongly encouraged, but you can also access a clinic through:

  • walk-in appointments
  • using a self-referral service

North East of England

Information:

Leeds – Blossom Clinic, Oakwood Medical Practice

2 Amberton Terrace, Leeds LS8 3BZ

Contact details:

Website: www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/fgm

Phone: 07824 580 988

Email: Leedsth-tr.blossomclinic.fgm@nhs.net

Opening times:

Monday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 6pm (every 2 weeks)

Information:

Leeds – St James's Hospital

Beckett Street, Harehills, Leeds LS9 7TF

Contact details:

Phone: 0113 206 6392

Fax: 0113 206 6461

Opening times:

Perinatal FGM clinic: Wednesday mornings

Postnatal FGM clinic: Tuesday afternoons

North West of England

Information:

Liverpool – Liverpool Women's Hospital Antenatal Clinic

Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS

Contact details:

Phone: 0151 702 4180 or 0151 702 4178

Opening times:

Mondays 9am and 1.30pm

Midlands

Information:

Birmingham – Summerfield Health Centre

134 Heath Street, Birmingham B18 7AL

Contact details:

Phone: 07989 209 483

Email: swbh.summerfieldfgm@nhs.net

Information:

Birmingham – City Hospital Maternity Department

Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH

For pregnant women

Contact details:

Phone: 07989 209 483

Opening times:

Every Thursday

Information:

Birmingham – University Hospitals Birmingham Well Women's Clinic

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham B9 5SS

Contact details:

Phone: 07817 534 274 or 0121 424 3909

Opening times:

Open most days

Information:

Nottingham – Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

For pregnant women referred by community midwives

Contact details:

Phone: 07812 275665 or 0115 883 8414

Opening times:

City campus: every other Thursday 9am to 12pm

Queens Medical Centre campus: every Thursday 1.30pm to 5pm

London

Information:

North London – Whittington Hospital Antenatal Clinic

Level 5, Kenwood Wing, The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF

Contact details:

Phone: 020 7288 3482 or 07956 257 992

Opening times:

Wednesdays 8am to 6pm

Information:

North London – Iris Clinic, North Middlesex University Hospital

Sterling Way, London N18 1QX

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 07776 997 893

Email: northmid.irisclinic@nhs.net

Opening times:

Thursdays 8.30am to 6pm

Information:

North London – Zahra Clinic, University College Hospital

Adult FGM Clinic, Clinic 3, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing, London WC1E 6BD

Contact details:

Phone: 020 3447 9411 or 07944 241 992

E-mail: fgmsupport@uclh.nhs.uk or uclh.fgmreferrals@nhs.net

Information:

North London – University College Hospital Children's Outpatient Clinic

6th Floor North, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG

For under-18s

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 020 3447 5241

Email: UCLH.PaediatricSafeguarding@nhs.net

Opening times:

Usually the second Friday of the month (once a month)

Information:

East London – Primrose Clinic, Mile End Hospital

Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG

Contact details:

Phone: 020 7377 7898, 020 7377 7870 or 020 8223 8322

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday 12pm to 8pm, Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Information:

East London – Whipps Cross Hospital

7 Ching Way, London E4 8YD

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 020 7377 9643

Email: bartshealth.fgmwhipps@nhs.net

Opening times:

Waha clinic: Fridays (every 2 weeks) 9am to 5pm

Walk-in clinic: last Friday morning of the month

Information:

East London – Lotus Clinic, Whipps Cross Hospital

7 Ching Way, London E4 8YD

For pregnant women

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 020 7377 9643

Email: bartshealth.fgmwhipps@nhs.net

Opening times:

Second and third Wednesday afternoon of every month

Information:

North West London – Brent Hibiscus Clinic, SMS Medical Practice

116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA0 4UZ

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 07776 673 996 or 07796 705 859

Email: lnwh-tr.fgmbrentservices@nhs.net

Opening times:

Tuesday (every 2 weeks) 9am to 5pm

Information:

North West London – Northwick Park Hospital Antenatal Clinic

Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ

Contact details:

Phone: 020 8869 2870

Opening times:

Friday 8am to 1pm

Information:

North West London – Central Middlesex Hospital Antenatal Clinic

Acton Lane, Park Royal, London NW10 7NS

Contact details:

Phone: 020 8963 7180

Opening times:

Friday 8am to 4pm

Information:

West London – Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Gynaecology Outpatients, 1st Floor, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 07812 378 363

Email: caw-tr.fgmwestlondon@nhs.net

Opening times:

Thursday 2pm to 4pm

Information:

West London – Sunflower Clinic, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital

Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 07787 837 542

Email: imperial.fgmservice.gynaeicht@nhs.net

Opening times:

Friday 9am to 5pm

Information:

West London – St Mary's Hospital Well Women Clinic

Imperial College Healthcare, Day Assessment Unit, Maternity Department, Praed Street, London W2 1NY

For pregnant women

Contact details:

Phone: 020 7886 6691, 020 7886 1443, 020 3312 1060 or 020 3312 1730

Opening times:

Every Tuesday

Information:

South London – Perineal Wounds Clinic, Croydon University Hospital

Orchid Suite, 1st floor pink zone, 530 London Road, Thornton Heath CR0 7YE

For pregnant women

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 020 8401 3647

Email: ch-tr.orchidsuite@nhs.net

Opening times:

Fridays 9am to 1pm

Information:

South London – Calabash Clinic, Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7YE

Take self-referrals

Contact details:

Phone: 07527 370 503

Email: ch-tr.fgmcroydon@nhs.net

Opening times:

Monday (every 2 weeks)

Information:

South West London – St George's Hospital FGM Clinic

Room LNS 4.009, Lansborough Wing, St George's Hospital, Tooting, London SW17 0QT

Contact details:

Phone: 020 8725 1909

South East England

Information:

Oxford – Rose Clinic, John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way, Headington OX3 9DU

Contact details:

Phone or text: 01865 226959 or 07767 671 406

Email: oxfordrose.clinic@nhs.net

Opening times:

Friday (every 2 weeks)

South West England

Information:

Bristol – Rose Clinic, Eastville Medical Practice

East Trees Health Centre, 100a Fishponds Road, Bristol BS5 6SA

Contact details:

Phone: 07813 016 911

Email: bristolrose.clinic@nhs.net

Helpful social media channels and conversations

You can search using hashtags to see what people on Twitter are saying about FGM and using National FGM Support Clinics.

You do not have to sign up to see what people are saying. But bear in mind that the NHS does not monitor these sites.

#EndFGM Twitter conversations

#FGMQuestions Twitter conversations

#NFGMSC Twitter conversations

Page last reviewed: 27 September 2022
Next review due: 27 September 2025