All shortlisted entries will be asked to provide proof of permission from the subjects in their photos. You can use the RPS model release form for this.
This is very important as patient confidentiality is essential to health care. Patients and nursing staff must be willing and able to give consent to appear in any images.
Please remember that patients may also feel vulnerable when unwell and you should be sensitive to this at all times. Be aware that other patients and staff may be in the background of your shot and anyone who can be identified must give their consent too.