Medical Illustration

medical illustration

The department provides a photography (clinical and non-clinical), graphic design and videography service to the Trust.

Services provided

  • Clinical photography (including ophthalmic imaging)
  • Non-clinical/PR photography
  • Graphic design
  • Printing
  • Videography

About us

Clinical photography is used primarily for patient records, teaching and/or publication. We mainly photograph patients in our dedicated studio, however, we also photograph patients in clinics, on the wards and in theatre. The department's Clinical Photographers are also trained in ophthalmic imaging which is undertaken in the ophthalmology department using a variety of specialist equipment and retinal cameras. Medico-legal work is also undertaken.

Things you should know

If you have been asked to make an appointment for clinical photography please call us and bring your form on the day. 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. If you are coming from another hospital, contact us to make an appointment in advance. Please remove any jewellery from the area we will need to image and if your hair is long enough to be tied then please tie it up above your shoulders and behind your ears (i.e.Ponytail, Bun). Please be aware that you can always request a chaperone.

Contact us

Photography Studio opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am–4.45pm

Photography Studio: 01483 406 765 or 01483 571 122 ext 4544


Graphics Studio: 01483 571 122 ext 4426


Directions to Medical Illustrations

Meet the team

All of our Clinical Photographers are registered with the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) which is a part of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) and is an accredited voluntary register."

Ashley Prytherch, Medical Illustration Manager 

Ashley qualified as a medical photographer at the University Hospital of Wales (Cardiff) and has worked at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 1990. He has managed the Medical Illustration department since 1994. Ashley has a special interest in ophthalmic imaging, fluorescein angiography and ophthalmic clinical trials.

Georgina Barber, Senior Clinical Photographer 

After graduating from the University of Sunderland with a degree in Photography, Video and Digital Imaging, Georgina joined the Trust in August 2010 as a Trainee Clinical Photographer and completed her Post-Graduate Qualification in Clinical Photography in May 2012. She became the department’s Senior Clinical Photographer in November 2013. She enjoys working in a busy department, the variety of the work and meeting patients.

In her spare time Georgina enjoys spending time with her family, doing freelance photography and travelling.

Abigail Palser, Clinical Photographer 

Abbie completed her BA (Hons) degree in Photography at the University Centre Farnborough in 2017. From here, Abbie joined the Medical Illustration department in 2018 as a Clinical Photographer.

Anh Parker, Senior Graphic Designer 

Anh is a qualified Graphic Designer with over 15 years experience within the creative industry. She joined the Medical Illustration Department in 2012. Anh enjoys working on all projects, especially those involving motion graphics and illustrations.

Sandy Down, Administrator 

Sandy joined Royal Surrey in January 2008 as an Administrator & Receptionist after many years working within the fashion and cosmetics retail industry.

Javed Butt, Senior Technician 

Javed started working in the radiology department at Milford Hospital in 1960 and he continues to work five mornings in radiology and two afternoons a week in Medical Illustration. 

He started working in medical photography as a photographer/technician when it was based at the old St Luke’s site in the early 1960’s and he has seen a lot of changes both in staff and technology over the past 59 years.