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Clinical photography is the daily recording of clinical conditions presented by patients and is used for diagnosis or for recording a condition during the stages of treatment.
Training and qualifications required
You’ll need a degree in photography and a postgraduate certificate in clinical photography. If you have a degree in photography, you can apply for a post as a trainee clinical photographer.
Expected working hours and salary range
NHS staff will usually work a standard 37.5 hours per week. They may work a shift pattern. Most jobs in the NHS are covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay scales. You’ll typically start on AfC band 5. With experience and further training, you can apply for more senior posts. Terms and conditions of service can vary for employers outside the NHS.
Desirable skills and values
An understanding of anatomy, technical expertise, good written and verbal communication skills, a sympathetic and professional attitude, and effective team working skills.
With further training or experience or both, you may be able to develop your career further and apply for vacancies in areas such as further specialisation, management, research, or teaching.