Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

Medical Illustration Department


Service Summary

The Medical Illustration Department is based at St Luke’s Hospital and provides a comprehensive clinical photography and illustrative service to Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Professional Medical Illustrators work as part of the healthcare team either as clinical photographer or graphic designers.

Medical Illustration’s clients within the Trust are consultant and senior medical staff, senior managers and healthcare professionals. Additionally, Medical Illustration provides an income-generating service for Care Commissioning Groups, private healthcare agencies and solicitors.

All of the department’s technical staff are CAMIP-registered Medical Illustration Practitioners and the department was the first such service in the UK to become ISO9001:2008 accredited.

Medical Illustration has three sub-specialties, which are ‘Photography’ , ‘Graphics’ and 'Clnical Documents'.

Photography and Video

Clinical Photographers take photographs and video recordings of patients’ conditions for diagnosis, hospital records, treatment planning, teaching and research. Diagnostic ophthalmic imaging is undertaken in a satellite unit based at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The department also undertakes general photography including scientific and technical photography, PR photography and reprographics.


Graphic Designers develop patient information (in a variety of media) and undertake corporate design and print and the preparation of graphics for teaching and research.

Clinical Documents

The department is responsible for developing and managing the Foundation Trust's printed clinical documents. The service is currently reviewing all existing artwork, numbering and bar-coding documents.


The main Medical Illustration Department is situated in the Horton Wing at St Luke’s Hospital, Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 ONA.

Telephone: 01274 365160       Fax: 01274 365661

By Textphone

We use the BT Text Relay service for patients who are deaf or have hearing difficulties.

To contact us ring 18001 01274 365160.

Hours of Business

Monday - Thursday  8.30am - 5.00pm (closed 12.30pm - 1.30pm for lunch)
Friday                        8.30am - 4.30pm (closed 12.30pm - 1.30pm for lunch) 

How to access the service

A hospital specialist doctor or their solicitor can refer patients to Medical Illustration. Please feel free to contact the team to discuss the services we offer.

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