Private patient referrals - Information for healthcare professionals
Referrals and appointments
We accept referrals from qualified healthcare professionals at private practices. Referrals are to include a covering letter stating:
- the patient’s name
- the patient’s contact details
- a diagnosis
- the area requiring photographs
- the preferred output image format (CD or prints)
Once a referral is received, we will contact the patient and arrange a suitable appointment date.
The requestor will need to gain informed consent from the patient before they attend the medical illustration department.
Image storage and confidentiality
The medical illustration department store the original clinical photographs or video recordings on the secure trust database. Please inform us if you prefer to make alternative arrangements.
Copyright of the clinical photographs taken at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust belongs to the private practice referring the client.