Medical photography

How to get an appointment

We are a walk-in service.

You can walk in from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4:45pm.

Before your appointment

Please bring your medical photography request form with you.

During your appointment

You'll come into the studio and the photographer will explain what will happen.

If you cannot come to the studio, the photographer will come to you in the clinic or ward.

The photographer may ask you to remove some of your clothing and jewellery. 

You can request a photographer of the same sex, and we'll do our best to provide one. If we can't provide a photographer of the same sex, we'll ask if you would like another member of staff to be with you. If one is not available, you may have to wait or come back another day.

We store your photographs on our password-protected electronic system (database). Only medical photographers and authorised medical staff can view the images. We own the copyright of the photographs. It is illegal for anyone to make copies for their own purpose and the photographs are subject to data protection law.

You can choose your own level of consent before we take photographs. A member of staff will talk to you about this when requesting the photographs. Depending on your choice, we may use the photographs for:

  • teaching and training medical staff
  • publication in medical books and journals
  • online teaching

If you agree to us publishing your images in the public domain, we no longer have control over future use.

If you do not want your photographs used in this way, please let us know before your session. We can change the consent level if necessary.

If you change your mind about how we use your photographs, please email or write to us. We will discuss with your doctor and update your records for you. We will need you to confirm your new level of consent in writing before we can make any changes. You may want to discuss this with your doctor first.

Last updated: January 2024

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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