In March 2015, Health Education England (HEE) in partnership with a number of key stakeholders launched a new e-learning resource which is designed to raise greater awareness and help support healthcare professionals when working with women and girls who are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Each of the five sessions are knowledge based and provide practical support to healthcare professionals facing challenges such as how to approach a conversation about FGM with patients.
Each interactive learning session takes about 20 minutes to complete and is made up of videos, illustrations, animations and images designed to engage the learner on a given topic.
The FGM sessions are available on the HEE elearning for healthcare (elfh) website enabling all NHS staff to access them for free, including school nurses, practice nurses, health visitors and GPs.
Please note these e-learning modules are designed for health visitors who have already undertaken many years of education and training in nursing and/or midwifery as well as health visiting. They are designed to build on the theoretical underpinning that you use in practice, whilst refreshing and updating your practice.
Other members utilising the resources must do so within their own sphere of practice and within the jurisdiction of their employer’s vicarious liability. The Institute is not responsible for the application of these resources in practice.