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Medical illustration

The Barts Health medical illustration team provides a comprehensive medical photography and design service.

The Barts Health medical illustration team photographers run a full photographic service for photographing and videoing patients including specialised areas of imaging such as ophthalmic photography. Trust staff can access clinical photographs from our database system after registering with us. The team’s photographers can also undertake general photography projects and scanning of items such as watercolours and slides.

As well our qualified medical photographers, the team also has a small design team who can design and print posters on a large format printer and develop a wide range of staff and patient information for print or digital format. They can produce illustrations in various styles, and provide a copyediting service.

Medical photographers are based at Whipps Cross Hospital and at The Royal London Hospital and the design team is based at The Royal London Hospital. From these sites, the teams cover all the Barts Health hospitals and affiliated services.

Photography service

  • Clinical photography and video
  • Medico-legal photography
  • Clinical image database: Fotoweb
  • Reprographic service
  • General photography
  • Medical photography forms

Design service

  • Posters
  • Print design
  • Digital design
  • Illustration
  • Copyediting

The team runs a walk-in clinical photography service for patients but please ring ahead to check that we are available. The service is open 9.30am–1pm and 2–4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact the Team

Head of Medical Illustration, Bob Tapper - - 020 3594 2192 

Medical photography RLH, Darrin Hawkins - - 020 3594 2191

Medical photography Whipps Cross, - 020 8535 6410

Design RLH - - 020 3594 2189

To send confidential information, including patient images, from outside the Trust, please email:

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