Medical Photography

Medical photographers are qualified professional healthcare scientists specialising in the photography of patients.

Last updated: 18 June 2020

Clinical images (photographs or video) may be included in a patient’s health care record and may be used for diagnosis, monitoring the patient’s condition and/or for planning further treatment.

Patients who have been referred to Medical Photography can be seen in our studios at either Cheltenham General or Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) service update


Our appointments have been reviewed by clinicians so, if you have been sent a letter asking you to attend an appointment, you should come to the hospital as usual.

Our outpatients studio has been temporarily relocated to Cheltenham General Hospital, to ensure we have space for patients and staff to social distance.

You should wear a face mask when you attend your appointment, and our clinical photographers may also be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when you attend.

Find out more about our hospitals' response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

What we do

  • Clinical photography: patient photography for healthcare records, teaching and publication
  • Clinical reprographics: clinical image recall such as providing additional prints or CDs
  • Memorial photography: providing bespoke imagery for bereaved parents for use in bereavement counselling
  • Safeguarding photography: production of high-quality forensic-level imaging for use as evidence in safeguarding investigations
  • Non-clinical photography.

How to make an appointment

Where possible we will try to accommodate requests to see patients on the same day. To make an appointment please call or email: