Medico-legal referrals - Information for solicitors

Clinical photograph for medico-legal purposes taken by medical illustration at STHNHSFTReferrals and appointments

We accept referrals from solicitors on behalf of clients requiring medico-legal photographs.

Referrals are to include a brief report stating:

  • the patient’s name
  • the patient’s contact details
  • the nature of the client’s injuries
  • the area/s requiring clinical photography

Once a referral is received, we will contact the client and arrange a suitable appointment date.

Image storage and confidentiality

The medical photography department store the original digital photograph files or video recordings on the secure trust database. Please inform us if you prefer to make alternative arrangements or if additional copies are required.