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  • IMI National Guidelines
    IMI National Guidelines

    Updated: 23/03/2018

    The following Guideline ‘Clinical Photography Studio Design and Planning’ has been recently reviewed and updated and is now available for members to download from the IMI National Guidelines webpage.

  • Don’t forget to stay on the register!
    Don’t forget to stay on the register!

    Updated: 23/03/2018

    The institute worked tirelessly for years to achieve state registration as well as paying for our fees in the first year so don’t let it go to waste! Renew your ACHS registration before 30th April 2018 and don’t forget to carry on being an IMI member as without IMI, we wouldn’t have gained registration. The AHCS will also be auditing (at random) 13 CPD’s in June so be prepared, you may be one of the chosen few!

  • 2018 IMI Awards submissions is now live!
    2018 IMI Awards submissions is now live!

    Updated: 23/03/2018

    Doors are now open for the 2018 award submissions. Last year, we saw lots of interesting, professional images giving us an amazing display at the 2017 conference. The IMI Award submission process has changed, so please take time to read the rules. The deadline is 10th May 2018 - Good Luck!

  • Band 5 Medical Photographer Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
    Band 5 Medical Photographer Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    Updated: 19/03/2018

    The position will be based at both St Thomas' and Guy's Hospitals on a rotational basis and represents an exciting opportunity for a qualified and well experienced medical photographer. The Department covers a wide range of clinical requests from well equipped, modern studio facilities, including 2D & 3D imaging, Dermoscopy and video imaging.

  • Senior Clinical Photographer Band 6 (20 hrs) 0.5 WTE
    Senior Clinical Photographer Band 6 (20 hrs) 0.5 WTE

    Updated: 15/03/2018

    We are looking for an experienced senior clinical photographer to join our team. You will already be qualified and AHCS registered and will join a team of thirteen individuals including clinical photographers and graphic designers.

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