Clinical photography

Clinical photography is used primarily for patient records, teaching purposes and/or publication. Photography for medico-legal purposes is also carried out in the department. All of our Clinical Photographers are registered with the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) and are current members of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI). 

Information for patients

Opening hours for Photography Studio: Monday to Friday, 8.30am–4.45pm (closed Bank Holidays).

Your doctor/consultant has asked for some photographs to help monitor and record your treatment and progress. The photographs are confidential and will be stored with your x-rays and scans on Radiology’s Picture Archiving & Communication System (PACS).

You will be asked for your consent before any photographs are taken. Your doctor/healthcare professional 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 clinical photographer if you are unsure or need further explanation.

About your photography

Photographs are taken using a digital camera. To help us obtain good, clear photographs you may have to remove items of clothing and jewellery. If you would like a chaperone during your appointment please let us know when you arrive.

About your appointment

How do I make an appointment?

If you have been asked to make an appointment for clinical photography please call our direct line 01483 406 765 or
01483 571 122 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 photographers also visit the wards or clinics, when required to do so.

Who will photograph me?

A qualified Clinical Photographer. 

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.