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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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  • Band 5 medical photographer london
    Band 5 medical photographer london

    Updated: 11/04/2014

    There is a vacancy for a qualified enthusiastic band 5 Medical Photographer to contribute to the development of Medical Photography services at the Guy's and St Thomas Foundation Trust. Fixed-term Maternity Leave Cover May 2014 - June 2015. Closing date 22 April 2014.

  • NHS Networks blog March 2014
    NHS Networks blog March 2014

    Updated: 28/03/2014

    An occasional blog from the editor of NHS Networks

  • Electronic Staff Record Coding
    Electronic Staff Record Coding

    Updated: 19/02/2014

    Some of you may already have been asked by your Human Resources Department to fill in ESR documentation for those that work in Medical Illustration. IMI has received a number of enquiries seeking advice on this matter and in the absence of nationally agreed standards from the Department of Health IMI has drafted some recommendations.

  • Call for Nominations 2014
    Call for Nominations 2014

    Updated: 18/02/2014

    The Royal Photographic Society Combined Royal Colleges Medal Call for Nominations 2014. Deadline 30th April 2014.

  • IMI News January 2014
    IMI News January 2014

    Updated: 14/02/2014

    The January 2014 edition of IMI News is now available for your viewing pleasure.

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