Female genital mutilation (FGM)National FGM Support Clinics

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

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

This service is available to women aged 18 or older who are not pregnant when they seek support.

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 assessments 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

Where to find a clinic

A map showing the location of National FGM Support Clinics in England

North of England

Leeds – Oakwood Medical Practice (Blossom Clinic)

2 Amberton Terrace, Leeds LS8 3BZ

Contact details:

Phone: 07824 580 988
Email: Leedsth-tr.blossomclinic.fgm@nhs.net

Opening times:

Tuesday (every 2 weeks)


Midlands and East of England

Birmingham Clinic

Summerfield Health Centre, 134 Heath Street, Birmingham, B18 7AL

Contact details:

Phone: 07989 209 483
Email: swbh.summerfieldfgm@nhs.net


London

Brent – SMS Medical Practice (Hibiscus Clinic)

116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA0 4UZ

Contact details:

E-mail: lnwh-tr.fgmbrentservices@nhs.net

Opening times:

Tuesday (weekly)

Croydon – Edridge Practice (Calabash Clinic)

Impact House, 2 Edridge Rd, Croydon CR0 1FE

Contact details:

E-mail: ch-tr.fgmcroydon@nhs.net

Opening times:

Monday (every 2 weeks)

Ealing – Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital

Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS

Contact details:

Phone: 07730 970 738
E-mail: juliet.albert@nhs.net

Opening times:

Monday: 12pm to 8pm
Tuesday: 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 8pm
Thursday: 12pm to 8pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Tower Hamlets – Sylvia Pankhurst (Primrose Clinic)

Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG

Contact details:

Phone: 020 7377 7898 or 020 7377 7870 or 020 8223 8322
E-mail: vanessa.apea@nhs.net or janet.barter@nhs.net

Opening times:

Monday: 12pm to 8pm
Tuesday: 12pm to 8pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 8pm
Thursday: 12pm to 8pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Waltham Forest – Chingway Medical Centre (The WAHA Clinic)

7 Ching Way, London E4 8YD

Contact details:

E-mail: bartshealth.fgmwhipps@nhs.net

Opening times:

Friday (every 2 weeks)


South of England

Bristol – Eastville Medical Practice (Rose Clinic)

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

Contact details:

E-mail: bristolroseclinic@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

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Page last reviewed: 20/05/2019
Next review due: 20/05/2022