Sandie - Clinical Photographer, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Sandie is a clinical photographer. She takes photographs of patients to make accurate records of their conditions. The photographs are used by consultants and specialists to help identify the nature of the medical condition and monitor the patient's treatment.

Watch the video below to find out about Sandie's work and how it contributes to patient care.

My name is Sandie, I'm a clinical photographer and I work for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

My job involves taking photographs of patients to accurately record their conditions. My job is important, so when the patients come back, the pictures are there, so the healthcare professionals can refer back to them and help diagnose and monitor their treatment.

I really enjoy the patient interaction and I love hearing the patients stories and their journey. I particularly like it when they come back to see us and their conditions are improving.

There can be lots of challenges when communicating with the patients. Sometimes there can be language barriers or the patients can be hard of hearing. We need to make sure they know and understand what it is we're doing and why we're taking photographs, so I can ensure they're comfortable in front of us and happy with what we're doing.

My job is truly rewarding and I feel that my job is so unique and specialised it has a true purpose and makes a difference.