Dear Edge Hill University,

Please, can you confirm if any training is provided to your medical students during their course on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and safeguarding surrounding this practice?

Please, can you confirm in what format this training is provided (online training, lectures, clinical skills training, CBL/PBL, anatomy)?

Is any teaching on FGM examinable?

Approximately how many hours are spent on this training throughout a medical degree programme?

If you do not currently provide training on this topic, do you intend to change this in the next few years?

Yours faithfully,

A Cameron

foi, Edge Hill University

Good afternoon Allan

Our Reference: FOI181914401

Thank you for your recent correspondence requesting information relating to Edge Hill University. Your request was received in our offices 6th February, 2019 and is being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Under the Act, the University is required to provide you with a response within 20 working days. I will write to you in response to your request for information no later than 6th March, 2019.

The Freedom of Information Act includes a number of exemptions to releasing information. Some of these are qualified exemptions, which require us to consider whether it is in the public interest to disclose or withhold the information. In these circumstances, we may need more time to consider your request, and if this is the case, I will write to you by the date above to inform you of when you can expect to receive a response.

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Kind Regards

Nicole Hughes
Assistant Planning Officer
Edge Hill University

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foi, Edge Hill University

Good afternoon Allan

Our reference: FOI181914401

In relation to your recent request below, I can confirm it has now been processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the MBChB programme at Edge Hill University will commence in September 2020.

We trust that this information fully answers your request, however if you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review, quoting the above reference number in all communications. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: Dr C Hutchinson-Howorth, Director of Strategic Planning at the University.

If you are not content with the outcome of your review you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner requesting he review our decision. You must submit your complaint in writing to the Commissioner within six months of receiving the response to review letter. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Kind regards

Nicole Hughes
Assistant Planning Officer
Edge Hill University

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