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We provide the official patient photography service for St George’s, University of London and for St George’s, University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We can take clinical photographs of patients and specimens in our studios, hospital wards and theatres. We use professional digital cameras and upload the results to an online image library.

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How to find us

We are located within the digital services reception area, on the ground floor of Jenner Wing, next to the research centre.

Our opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.45pm, closed for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.


Medical photography: 020 8725 3772 

Digital services reception: 020 8725 2600

St George's Hospital internal pagers: 6203 and 7565

Postal address:

Medical Photography
c/o Digital Services
Ground floor, Jenner Wing
St George’s, University of London
Cranmer Terrace
London SW17 0RE


Other sites

We also offer clinical photography at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton (southwest London) on Wednesday mornings. You will need to make an appointment for those slots as clinics will be running at this time. Please contact our main site (above) for information.

Address: Suite 4, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PN.

If you are a patient
If you have a photographic request card signed by your consultant, you don’t need to make an appointment. However, if you require a female photographer or if you are coming from a great distance, it is advisable to have one. If this is the case, please call us on 020 8725 3772.
If you are a consultant

Consultants may send patients directly to our studio with a completed clinical photography request card. The form has a clear map to help patients find the reception desk.

Alternatively, you may request patient photography by filling in a photographic request form and contacting us directly on 020 8725 3772 or via email. We can attend the ward if necessary.

Please note we do not make prints unless you ask us, but upload the photos to an image database called iBase.

Staff portraits

Sessions for staff portraits take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10am to 11am and from 3pm to 4pm, by appointment only. Please call us on extension 3772 to book.

When you arrive, you must have an individually signed staff portrait request form. It is important that the correct budget holder signs this form against the budget code you supply. Our receptionist Donna (x2600) can help if you have questions about this.

We generally produce a print for St George’s Hospital staff portrait boards. Prints measure 14cm by 8.7cm. This service is charged and currently prints cost £6.00 each ex-VAT.

If you require a Don't Take Your Troubles Home (DTYTH) poster

Firstly, you will need your staff portraits taken (see above). You will also need a DTYTH poster authorisation form (see Downloads at the bottom of this page). Please bring all forms with you when you attend your photographic session.

Chaperone policy and code of conduct

All patients are entitled to have a chaperone present in appropriate circumstances. The chaperone may be a family member or friend or a member of staff.

We can offer alternative dates and/or same-sex photographers. We always listen to what the patient would prefer.

To ensure the appropriate staff are available, please call us on 020 8725 3772 to arrange an appointment.

As a general rule, modesty is desired unless this obscures any areas specifically requested in the photographs. In our studio we offer gowns and a changing area.

Our photographers have many years’ experience in these situations and adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct of the Institute of Medical Illustrators (IMI), our professional body.

Complaints and feedback
We welcome feedback from consultants and patients regarding our services. Please do not hesitate to email any comments to Robert Harris.
Clinical request forms
Other consents
Staff portraits and DTYTH posters

In December 2018 we re-designed the staff portrait request form. It now incorporates a carbon copy/duplicate style format, so it can’t be downloaded. Please help us by using this new version only, which we provide free of charge on request (x3772).

Don't take Your Troubles Home (DTYTH) authorisation (PDF)


Photography reception within St George’s Hospital (PDF)


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