Medical Group Member Awarded ASIS FRPS - Richard Hancock

20 November 2015

SIG: Medical

Richard Hancock has been involved in ophthalmic imaging and medical photography his entire working career. During his training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, he gained fundamental key skills in ophthalmic imaging, this was enhanced by additional training in general medical photography at Christie Hospital, Manchester. Utilising this broader knowledge and experience, he was asked to establish and manage a new Medical and Ophthalmic Photography department at Aintree University Hospitals, Liverpool in 1990. The photography department has significantly developed into a highly respected and renowned unit overseeing 15,000 patents per annum. The department boasts state of the art imaging equipment and has been at the forefront in providing innovative patient pathways for the monitoring and surveillance of patients with medical retina diseases. Since taking his first eye photographs 30 years ago, he has been extremely passionate about ophthalmic imaging and is profoundly involved in the profession’s learned society, the Ophthalmic Imaging Association. Richard has been instrumental in the organisation, development and delivery of education and training in ophthalmic photography and diagnostics and has over the years successfully organised study days and workshops for fellow ophthalmic photographers, clinicians and professions allied to ophthalmology. He has presented at numerous national and international meetings on a variety of subjects and also published in peer review journals. He has won several imaging awards and was a finalist in the Department of Health Innovation awards 2012.

He starts a new post, Nov 2015, as Director of Ophthalmic Imaging for Medical Imaging UK – a provider of healthcare for the NHS and Private sector.