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Astrid developed her knowledge about FGM at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), where she developed and delivered the FGM Prevention Programme as a ministerial priority, transforming the understanding of how healthcare and the wider cross-government can tackle FGM, alongside responsibility for the overall violence and abuse policy at DHSC. Astrid is currently Programme Director for Wessex Care Records programme, delivering longitudinal healthcare records across the south of England. Prior to this with the Ministry of Defence, where she helped deliver NHS systems into the Defence Medical Services delivering a single IT solution to support armed forces healthcare delivery, planning and commissioning. For over 10 years Astrid has worked closely with NHS Digital as a commissioning partner driving delivery of new, standard and bespoke solutions to meet local needs. Prior to this, she worked with the NHS Electronic Staff Records programme and within a PCT.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a violent gender inequality. Globally over 200 million women and girls have been cut. Their families and communities will give many...