Medical Photography Department, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL
Telephone: 01268 524900 ext 3394
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Who the service is for
Patients who require a photograph to be taken for medical purposes.
About the service
The Medical Photography Department provides a clinical photography service to help in diagnosis and monitoring of patient treatment.
Patients may be asked to attend the medical photography department by a healthcare professional, to help with making a diagnosis or to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
If you are a patient staying in hospital, your doctor or nurse may ask for photographs to be taken to monitor your condition.
The images taken may be still images or moving images, whichever is most appropriate.
If you are coming to the hospital for a medical photography appointment, please remember to bring your green Clinical Photography Request Card with you.
Patients who are under the care of a hospital eye specialist may be asked to attend the medical photography department so that an ophthalmic photographer can take images.
Please be aware, if you are seeing the ophthalmic photographer you may be given eye drops before the images are taken. These drops may temporarily cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light. You will not be able to drive for 2-4 hours, so please arrange for somebody to collect you from the hospital.
Consent and confidentiality
Before any images are taken, still or moving, you will be asked to give your consent. You will be told why the images are being taken, how they will be used and by who.
All images, both still and moving, are filed securely and confidentially. They will only be used in the specific circumstances you originally agreed.
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.