Your doctor has asked you to provide photographs of your condition, to help them decide the best course of treatment for you.
Before agreeing to this, you should understand:
That the photographs you send will be stored as part of your health record, within a secure NHS GGC image management system (Medical Image Manager).
That sending personal information via the Internet (email) is not secure.
That NHSGGC cannot be held responsible for any such breach of security.
That you can refuse this request, without any adverse impact on your treatment.
Responding to this email, with the requested photographs, will signify that you / parent / carer understand the purpose of the request, and the risks associated with the process.
To send the photographs, please reply to this email ([email protected]) with the following information:
Full name (of the person in the photograph):
Date of Birth:
CHI No. (if known):
Condition if known:
Area of body photographed:
Parent / carer name (if applicable):
Check the email address carefully before sending. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your photographs.
Help in taking a photograph suitable for clinical use:
Use a camera or mobile device that you are comfortable using. It may be easier if someone else can take the photographs for you.
Make sure you are in a bright and well lit room, or use the flash setting on the device.
Try to stand in an area with a clear background (a plain wall works well).
It is helpful for us to have two photographs. The first should show where on the body the area of interest is, so include something recognisable such as the shoulder or knee in the photograph. The second photograph should show a closer view of the area of interest (such as the wound or lesion).
This should be repeated if there are multiple areas of interest.
Make sure the image is in focus (sharp) and that it displays the condition clearly – don’t get too close with the camera or mobile device.
Please avoid sending duplicate images (these will be deleted).