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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Female Genital Mutilation

Checked: 14-02-2017 by (LEFT) christopher.moloney Next Review: 01-03-2018

Service Overview

The Bristol Community Rose Clinic is a community based service that provides specialist care and support for Bristol women who are experiencing problems because of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  The clinic offers deinfibulation surgery for women who have had type 3 FGM (infibulations).

It is staffed by female doctors and nurses who understand the sensitive and complex issues surrounding FGM, and the helpline and appointments are confidential. 

Translation is available on request. The service is based at East Trees Health Centre and is open to women aged 18 years and over who are registered with a practice in Bristol or South Gloucestershire.

Referral Guidance

There is no referral form.  Clinicians should send a referral letter to the clinic via email to or phone the doctor directly on 07813 016 911. 

Patients are able to self-refer or be referred through their GP.  Patients must be aged 18 years and over and registered with a Bristol or South Gloucestershire practice.

Appointments are made on a case-by-case basis, there are no fixed clinics