Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Clinic 

 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Clinic was started by Sarah Creighton, Consultant Gynaecologist, in May 2002 to provide care and support for women who are experiencing problems as a result of female genital mutilation (FGM), to allow these women to discuss their health needs in a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental environment. This specialist service is staffed exclusively by a female team whose members understand the sensitivity and complexity of issues relating to FGM. Since its inception the clinic, which is jointly run by Sarah Creighton and Maligaye Bikoo, Clinical Nurse Specialist, has expanded to improve access to health care for women with FGM within the ethnic minority group. The clinic is held on Monday afternoons.

The FGM service offers:

  • Consultation clinic in the community at Women & Health in Camden
  • Consultation and procedure clinic at the hospital
  • Advocacy support
  • Counselling/psychology support
  • Assessment for pregnant women before childbirth
  • Choice of local or general anaesthetic for the ‘reversal’ procedure.
  • ‘One-stop’ clinic where a woman can have an assessment and the procedure for reversal at the same appointment if they wish
  • Referral to other services where clinically indicated
  • Collection of clinical information to improve our knowledge on the effects of FGM.

Patient support services

There is a clinical nurse specialist avilable to support patients through all their care.

 Contact details

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Clinic
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
Clinic 3
Lower Ground floor
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9411 / 07944 241 992

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9411
Fax: 020 3447 6598
Email: uclh.fgmreferrals@nhs.net

Service manager - Yvonne Saruchera
Email: uclh.fgmreferrals@nhs.net

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