National Guidelines

The National Guidelines have been developed by the Institute of Medical Illustrators in consultation with specialist advisors, and should be considered as guides to good practice, providing a baseline for auditable standards. If necessary, adaptations may be made to take into account your local conditions.

Unauthorised copying, distribution or commercial exploitation is prohibited and will constitute an infringement of copyright. Reproduction permission granted for personal and educational use, and for the development of Medical Illustration departmental guidance, subject to acknowledgement of the source material. If you make use of any part of these documents then you must acknowledge the source material.

We welcome your comments or suggestions for improvements to these guidelines. If you have any suggestions for existing guidelines, or wish to be involved in a working group for any new guidelines, please contact the National Guideline Coordinator, Carolyn Bray. You can also read the ‘Submission Guidance’ for more information.

Please note that the guidelines are currently under review and will be updated as soon as each review is complete.

Cultural Diversity Guidelines

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Guidance for working with Transgender Patients

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IMI Code of Professional Conduct

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IMI Articles of Association

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IMI Code of Conduct Poster - Grey

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IMI Code of Conduct Poster - White

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Bereavement Photography

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Breast Photography Guidelines

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Cleft Lip and Palate

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Clinical Photography Handbook Order Form

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Consent in Clinical Photography

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Clinical Photography Studio, Design and Planning

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Mole Monitoring

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Non-accidental Injuries

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Ophthalmic Imaging

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Orthodontic Photography

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Patient Confidentiality

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Paediatric Photography

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Rhinoplasty Photography

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Scoliosis

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An Ethical Guide to Social Media

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Chaperone Guidelines

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Wound Management

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Mobile Phone Photography

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IMI National Guideline Submission Notes and Form

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IMI National Guideline Template

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