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Recent Items


  • Notification letter to NHS organisations

    08 May 2017

    As a consequence of CAMIP registrants moving across to join the AHCS register in April 2017, the Professional Standards Authority issued a statement recommending that employers should only employ registered medical illustrators.

  • AHCS Newsletter

    03 May 2017

    PSA have issued a statement outlining the Authority’s recommendation to use Accredited Register practitioners.


  • IMI Annual General Meeting 2018

    04 October 2018

    In accordance with the Articles of Association notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Medical Illustrators will be held at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire on Thursday 4th October 2018.

  • IMI Elections 2018

    04 September 2018

    There are two vacancies for election to IMI’s Council (2018-2021) and you can now vote on-line from the IMI website. The deadline for doing this is Friday September 28th 2018.

  • PSA kitemark

    26 June 2018

    All practitioners who are up to date with their AHCS registration – and that should be any medical photographer or illustrator who has direct patient contact – can use the phrase "Registered Medical Illustrator" and are also allowed and encouraged to use the PSA kitemark on their emails and correspondence. Please also note that it is NOT correct to put 'AHCS' after one's name to indicate registration. IMI members may download the PSA kite mark as a JPEG-format file from the right of this page.

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