Clinical photographs are taken to help doctors, other health professionals and patients to monitor and diagnose various conditions. They are also used as part of the treatment planning process alongside other tests such as x-rays, scans and blood tests. They may also be taken and used for educational purposes and publication but your consent will always be asked for this first.
How we help
We provide clinical photography for a range of specialities across our hospitals. We run outpatient clinics in our studio as well as photographing patients on wards and in speciality clinics.
The clinical photographers also photograph medico-legal cases in the studio. The photography requests are usually dealt with and arranged through your solicitor. Our experienced photographers can provide photographic evidence for your court case.
What to expect
Your clinical photography appointment will need to be booked in advance. Just phone reception to book your appointment.
Please bring your appointment letter and the ‘patient photographic request form’ you’ll have been sent with you to your appointment.
When you come to the clinical photography department the photographers will explain the procedure to you and ask for your consent to be photographed. You may be asked to remove any make up and/or jewellery. Depending upon which area of the body needs to be photographed you may also be asked to remove some clothing.
We make every effort to maintain our patients’ dignity but it’s important we photograph your clinical condition as accurately as possible.
The photographer will explain to you which aspects of your condition we want to photograph. They’ll show you how you need to sit or stand to help us get the correct medical records for you.
If you feel uncomfortable at any time or would like to have a chaperone present then please do tell the photographer.
Where we are
Our studio is based on the second floor of Sussex House, 1 Abbey Road, Brighton BN2 1ES.
Sussex House is down the road from the Royal Sussex County Hospital. When you arrive at Sussex House you’ll notice blue arrow stickers on the floor to follow for the clinical photography department.