Safe clinical photography

Our safe clinical photo feature available within the Consultant Connect App is called PhotoSAF. It’s safe because it’s IG secure and GDPR compliant and images are stored in a secure cloud and not on the mobile phone.

The app is free to clinicians within participating CCG areas and can be downloaded by them from the App Store or Google Play Store. Taking high quality images with PhotoSAF on a mobile phone is easy. Images can be downloaded from the secure cloud and saved to the patient record or sent to other clinicians or specialists using secure tools such as e-RS and

Immediate Photo Advice & Guidance
An even quicker option for clinicians is Photo Advice & Guidance. This service is simply ‘switched on’ by us within the Consultant Connect App. Clinicians use PhotoSAF within the app to take the images and then tick a ‘share’ button. The images and notes are sent immediately to the relevant specialty at their local Trust. Local specialty teams are able to respond to any request very quickly via mobile, iPad® or desktop.

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Safe Clinical Photography (PhotoSAF) and Photo Advice & Guidance solutions

Improving healthcare provision across the board

Patients gets quicker specialist advice and only attend hospital if it’s necessary

GPs can safely take images and send to specialists using secure tools such as e-RS and

Consultants and hospitals see a reduction in unnecessary referrals, reducing workload

CCGs save money by not paying for unnecessary referrals and deliver a better service for patients

How does our safe clinical photography solution, PhotoSAF work?

Clinician takes photo

A clinician has a patient that might need referring to hospital. The clinician takes photos using the PhotoSAF feature within the Consultant Connect App on their mobile and adds the NHS number and any notes. Images are stored automatically in an IG secure cloud and not on the phone.

Images can be downloaded and saved to a patient record or sent to other clinicians using e-RS or If Photo Advice & Guidance is enabled photos and notes can be shared instantly by clicking the Share option.

Clinician takes photo