Medico-legal photography

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Why use Mid Yorkshire Hospitals' medical photographers to take medico-legal photographs?

How to request medico-legal photographs

Costs

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Why use Mid Yorkshire Hospitals' medical photographers to take medico-legal photographs?

The photographers are professionally trained medical illustration practitioners and produce photographs of the highest quality that will legally qualify as an accurate record. The photographers are trained to recognise and capture medical conditions, injuries and scarring and can be confidently relied upon to document even very subtle clinical appearances using advanced lighting techniques.

Standardised representational photography practice means they can exactly reproduce images over time to document any change.

Photographs are produced under controlled conditions using a fully colour-managed digital workflow. You can be confident that the resulting image is an accurate representation of the appearance of your client. All prints are produced using archival, pigmented inks and paper ensuring that there is no degradation to the quality of the image over time.

All images are stored digitally on a secure archive and can be easily retrieved if further copies are requested.

 

How to request medico-legal photographs

To request medico-legal photographs of your client simply write to the medical photography department at the address below stating: 

  • Client's name 
  • Client's address 
  • Client's contact phone number 
  • Date of birth
  • Date of accident
  • Your reference number 
  • Your contact details.

Please include a brief disclaimer stating that no action is intended against The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. The medical photography department is unable to participate if any action is intended against this Trust. 

It is useful if you specify what needs documenting in order that the photographers can demonstrate the full extent of your client's injuries. The more information included, the better.

The photographers will then contact your client directly to arrange a suitable time for them to come to the department for photographs to be taken as soon as possible. Photographs are usually dispatched within a few days of your client's visit to ensure that there is minimal delay caused by obtaining photographic evidence.

 

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Costs

Studio sitting fee £55.00
Photographic prints £3.00 each (no minimum order)

An invoice from our finance department will follow the prints. 

 

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Contact us

Please send your request for photography in writing to:

Medical Photography (Gate 14)
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Pinderfields Hospital
Aberford Road
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 4DG

Tel: 01924 541651 / 541652
Fax: 01924 541653  

 

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