Patient audio and visual recordings – receiving and storing sensitive imagery

Guidance for receiving and storing sensitive imagery

The Covid-19 pandemic has considerably decreased the number of face-to-face appointments. In response to this, health and care systems have been working hard to continue to meet people’s needs through an increase of remote online consultations and use of digital channels. As a result, the exchange of photographic images, audio and video recordings from patient to clinician has become a more popular method to share information and aid diagnosis. At the request of Our Healthier South East London Integrated Care System, Health Innovation Network (HIN) has consolidated the key points of information governance to be aware of from a variety of reliable national guidance and resources.

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