Dear user,

A decision has been made to close the NHS photo library service from 21 June 2017. This service will no longer be provided centrally by the Department of Health. After this date, you will not be able to access or download content from the site.

Any images downloaded for use before 21 June 2017 can be reproduced under the existing terms of use. Images used after 21 June 2017 may be subject to altered rights and permissions and we would not recommend reproduction in future projects without securing clearance from all rights holders.

The current Photo Library Management Team is looking into the possibility of re-launching the photo library to cater for the needs of its users. This service would be provided independently of the Department of Health and is likely to be financed by a small subscription or membership fee (while keeping the licensing of images free of charge).

If you would be interested in hearing more about this new service, please email


NHS Photo Library Management Team