||<p>Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) services are the commissioning responsibility of
clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and are often provided linked to maternity services.
FGM services are not commissioned by NHS England at a national level.</p><p> </p><p>
</p><p> </p><p>The commissioning of such services by CCGs is being developed, and
can now be informed by the publication of national statistics by the Health and Social
Care Information Centre. For the first time these show how many patients are treated
who have FGM, with data published about local areas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The
Department recently published FGM guidance for commissioners setting out the elements
of a successful and safe service. The aim of the document is to highlight what commissioners
might want to consider when developing a new FGM service and it can be used by any
healthcare commissioners, clinical commissioning groups, area teams and service development
leads.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are details of 14 FGM clinics across England
published on the NHS Choices website at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/sexual-health-services/Pages/fgm-health-services-for-women.aspx"