The department provides a clinical / diagnostic and non-clinical photography and graphics service. Work is primarily for patient records and information, publicity and publication. Medico-legal work is also undertaken.
We are located in the West Wing on Level A; follow the signs to Photography & Graphics.
Department Manager: Ashley Prytherch, MIMI, Dip.IMI, RMIP
Monday-Friday 9.00 - 13.00 14.00 - 17.00
*This is a small department and there are times when staff may not be available during the above opening hours.
Your doctor/consultant has asked for some photographs to help monitor and record your treatment and progress. These photographs are confidential and will be kept in your hospital notes.
You will be asked for your consent before any photographs are taken.
Your doctor will explain why the photographs are needed and whether or not they may be used for other purposes, but do not hesitate to ask the medical photographer if you are unsure or need further explanation.
How do I make an appointment?
If you have been asked to make an appointment for medical photography please call our direct line 01483 406765 or 01483 571122 ext 4544 during normal opening hours.
Where will I be photographed?
You will be photographed in our studio on Level A of the West Wing. The photographer also visits the wards or clinics, when required to do so.
Who will photograph me?
A qualified medical photographer will photograph you.
About your photography
The photographs are taken with a digital camera and the pictures are downloaded at the end of the day. They are then printed in the department and taken to your consultant within a few days.
To help us obtain good, clear photographs you may have to remove items of clothing and jewellery.
How long will I have to wait?
Usually, you will be photographed soon after you arrive at the department, however, you may have to wait a short time if the photographer is busy with another patient.
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