NHS problem

A study conducted by The Center for Information Technology Leadership at Harvard University (CITL) estimated that about 20% of hospital radiology tests were duplicates. 45 million medical imaging procedures were carried out by the NHS in England alone in 2020. Even if a small percentage were duplicates this represents a huge cost to the NHS. This is just one example of the types of data access issues that can directly impact patient waiting times and outcomes.

The solution

FotoConsent helps to address two of the most pressing digital health challenges faced by healthcare leaders today, data protection and efficient data sharing.

FotoConsent is a secure mobile platform that enables healthcare professionals, of all descriptions, and their patients to safely capture, access and share sensitive medical images, documents and data. They provide access to the platform on a ‘freemium’ basis, with premium features provided through per user subscriptions.

Their enterprise and integration services keep data up-to-date and accessible for healthcare providers, bridging the gap between healthcare professionals, patients and digital health systems. And their end-to-end encryption and smart data protection functionality provides all the tools that a healthcare professional needs to comply with data protection laws such as GDPR.


Better information means better care. By putting patient ownership and consent at the heart of our platform, and by taking a mobile first approach, FotoConsent provides a number of benefits ranging from improving patient outcomes and engagement to cost savings and mitigating the risks of a data breach. These include:

For NHS Trusts and Healthcare Providers:

  • Replace CDs and slow, expensive inter-provider image exchange systems
  • Large time and cost savings by removing unnecessary duplicate scans and imaging procedures
  • Data protection compliance and streamlined Data Subject Access Request process
  • Improves patient engagement and supports a patient-centric digital strategy

For healthcare professionals:

  • Ability to use smartphones to access and capture medical images and data on the go
  • Collaboration with patients and colleagues
  • Compliance and protection from data breaches

For Patients:

  • Secure, hassle-free, access to medical images and data
  • Ease of sharing of images and data for second opinions and referrals
  • Improved collaboration and communication with their healthcare team