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Since 1968 IMI has set and maintained standards for the medical illustration profession, bringing together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare.

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  • IMI Privacy Policy 2018
    IMI Privacy Policy 2018

    Updated: 24/05/2018

    The Institute of Medical Illustrators takes privacy issues seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. The Institute operates within the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

  • Senior Clinical Photographer - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
    Senior Clinical Photographer - University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

    Updated: 17/05/2018

    An opportunity has arisen for a senior clinical photographer to join a forward thinking Medical Illustration team based in one of the newest, largest hospitals in Europe. The post holder would also be expected to work at any of the hospitals mentioned above on an informal rotational basis when the service dictates a need.

  • Updated IMI Conference 2018 Provisional Programme
    Updated IMI Conference 2018 Provisional Programme

    Updated: 26/03/2018

    The conference programme is developing nicely and the latest update can be found here!

  • 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!

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