Frequently Asked Questions
Who owns the photographs that are taken?
EKHUFT owns the copyright and it is illegal for any unauthorized person to make copies of your photographs. Further information can also be found in the Trust’s consent policy.
If you wish to be sent a copy of your photographs, you will need to apply to the Medical Records Department, who will request you complete a form and ask for an administration fee. The exception to this rule will be mole maps and private patients (a fee still applies) but you will need to make the request when you attend for Photography at the Medical Photography Department.
For further information about any of the clinical services we provide, please contact the Medical Photography and Illustration Department on:
What is the Trust's consent policy on photos of patients?
Photographs are taken at your consultants or senior nurses request and should be explained by them why they require the photographs. The request should be documented in your notes. If the photographs are required for teaching/publication an EKHUFT consent form will be used.
We have three levels of consent;
If you change your mind about the level of consent you originally gave, please contact the Medical Photography and Illustration Department in writing. On receipt of your letter the Medical Photography Department will amend your records where possible according to your wishes.
Please note that we cannot destroy the photographs from your records as we have a legal requirement to keep them, but we can limit access to them.
In addition you must be aware that once a photograph has been published, especially in a journal, they will be accessible on the web and it will be hard to monitor external access to these photographs.
For further information about EKHUFT's consent policy, or any other aspect of the Medical Photography and Illustration Department, please go to: