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Who the service is for

The service is provided for all patients and other NHS trusts that require detailed and accurate visual media to be taken for medical purposes.

In addition, we offer the service to private patients and solicitors for the recording of medical conditions. There is a charge for this service, please contact us for further information.

We also provide services for clinical video recording and editing, specimen photography, medico-legal photography, publicity, illustrative work and poster production.

About the service

The Medical Photography Department provides a clinical photography service to help in diagnosis and monitoring of patient conditions, treatment, progress and ongoing care provided by qualified staff.

Patients may be asked to attend the medical photography department by a doctor or healthcare professional, to help with making a diagnosis or to monitor the effectiveness of treatment. When coming to the Hospital for Photography please remember to bring your Medical Photography Request Card with you. This is where your photographs will be taken in the privacy of our custom built studio.

If you are a patient staying in hospital, your doctor or nurse may ask for photographs to be taken to monitor your condition on the ward, in clinic, or in theatre.

Consent and confidentiality

Before any images are taken, you will be asked to give signed consent. This will be for the permission to take your photographs for your medical records. You may also be asked if the images can be used for teaching and research purposes or publication. For patients under the age of 16 a parent or guardian's consent is required.

All images taken are filed securely and confidentially in your medical records and will only be viewed by qualified medical personnel. They will only be used in the specific circumstances you originally agreed. In some circumstances we may need to forward your images on to other hospitals for ongoing care.

Occasionally your healthcare specialist might need your images for purposes not originally consented to. Permission will not be granted for the additional use until you have been contacted and have given your consent.

Where to find us:

Medical Photography Department, Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

We are situated in the main Outpatients Department, Level C

Telephone: 01268 524900 ext. 4708
Opening times:  Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

If you have specific requirements or any unanswered questions please do not hesitate to call us.

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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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