Medical photography

What we do

We photograph various medical conditions to help clinicians plan and monitor your treatment. It is often useful for clinicians to have photographs before and after an operation or treatment, so we might need you to visit the department more than once. We photograph on hospital wards, in theatres and in our two professional photographic studios. We see patients from within the hospital and also via private referral from consultants and solicitors. 

We also offer a range of photographic procedures including:

  • Dermoscopic photography
  • Intraoral photography
  • Photographic clinical trails
  • Teledermatology

As medical photographers, we are registered and accredited by the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS). 

Who will be able to see my photographs?

Only healthcare professionals who are involved with your treatment or stay in hospital can have access to your medical photographs. These images will become part of your confidential medical records—access to these is securely controlled and monitored. At the time of photography we will ask for your consent, it is here where you decide who can see your images. This can be solely for your medical records, for educational use that can help other healthcare professionals, or for publishing in a medical journal.


If you are a teledermatology patient, please print and fill in our questionnaire to bring to your appointment:

Our team

  • Steve Guichard-Kenny (Medical Photography Manager)
  • Sharmin Begum (Medical Photographer)
  • Andy Heather (Medical Photographer)
  • Chimane Moore (Medical Photographer)
  • Adam Richardson (Medical Photographer) 

Contact details

Medical Photography Department
Lower Ground Floor, Lift Bank D

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH

T: 020 3315 8262

Opening times

Mon–Fri, 9:30am–12:30pm and 1:30–4:30pm

  • The medical photography department operates a first come, first served drop-in clinic
  • The last available time slot of the morning drop-in clinic is 12:15pm
  • The last available time slot for the afternoon drop-in clinic is 4:15pm

Note for dermatology patients: In the event that you have been marked by a doctor from the dermatology department but are not able to have your photographs taken immediately after your clinic visit, please see the medical photography department the following day, taking care not to erase/remove the markings made by your doctor to identify which lesions should be photographed.


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