Moorfields launches five-year strategy for its NHS and private services

The London eye hospital’s new strategy puts patients at the centre of care, research and education

Moorfields Eye Hospital launches five-year strategy

Moorfields Eye Hospital has revealed its 2017–2022 strategy, which outlines how the London eye hospital will collaborate to shape national policy on clinical and professional standards, pioneer patient-centred care, and enterprise to support and fund its ambitions in the UK and overseas.

The strategy will see all aspects of its work coming together across its NHS and private services to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care.

“Our sight is a critically important sense. Patients tell us that the experience of losing sight is distressing and can be isolating and costly,” the director of strategy and business development at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Johanna Moss, told OT.

“Our new strategy aims to put people affected by sight loss at the centre of the care we provide so we can support their needs by discovering, developing and delivering the best eye care,” she added.

Moorfields’ strategy will also put in place the infrastructure to support its new-world leading eye centre that the hospital is developing with UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The project will deliver clinical care, research and education in the King Cross-St Pancras area of London by 2024.

Over 800 people were consulted during the development of the strategy, including patients, staff and industry organisations such as the Royal National Institute of Blind People, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the College of Optometrists.