Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Clinical Photography service within the Medical Illustration and Photography Department is suspended as of today until further notice. However, we will continue to provide all clinical advice and support services remotely. The Non-Clinical stream of our service continues as normal. The Department located in K&CH will be closed to all patients and visitors.
Please direct all your enquiries by emailing us using the below email address:
Medicalphoto (EAST KENT HOSPITALS UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST) ekh-tr.MedPhoto@nhs.net
We will of course notify you as soon as we resume normal services.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause – Keep Safe.
Interim Head of Medical Photography and Illustration Department
Who are clinical photographers?
A Clinical Photographer is a specialised photographer trained to record a wide variety of medical conditions from routine (for example pre and post – operative photographs) to highly complex photography (for example UV & 3D photographs).
For more information about clinical photographers go to the Institute of Medical Illustrators website: www.imi.org.uk
What is clinical photography?
Clinical photography is used to visually record a patient’s medical condition and form part of the patient’s notes.
Clinical photographs are taken to help doctors and other health professionals to monitor clinical conditions. They are often used as part of the planning process alongside other tests such as x-rays, scans and blood tests.
Many photographs taken by clinical photographers are also used for teaching doctors, nurses and other medical professionals.
Sometimes, with your permission, photographs will be published in a medical book or journal.
Should a patient require copies of their images they should contact Access To Records at QEQM. Please use the contact information below:
Access to Records Department
The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
St Peters Road
Please note: Office hours are 09:00 - 15:00 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
For more information regarding Clinical Photography please refer to the attached leaflet