Organisations that are involved in the proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road services

Service providers and partners

The proposal to build a new centre for eye care, research and education has been developed by Moorfields Eye Hospital and its partners, UCL and Moorfields Eye Charity.

The proposal is being put to the public by the NHS commissioning organisations who plan and buy the services of Moorfields Eye Hospital. These are CCGs who buy hospital eye care for their local residents, and NHS England Specialised Commissioning who buy specialised eye care for people from the whole of England.

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Moorfields is the leading UK provider of eye health services and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. Its reputation for the highest quality eye care has developed over 200 years. About 2,120 staff provide services to more than 750,000 people each year at a network of more than 30 sites across London and the south east. Moorfields’ largest site is located at City Road in Islington.

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) opened in 1948 as a training facility specialising in research. By the 1990s the IoO had moved to Bath Street, next to Moorfields on City Road, which helped to strengthen its links with the hospital. Today it conducts cutting-edge science, attracting research workers of the highest international calibre, working in partnership to lead the way in vision research.

Moorfields Eye Charity

Moorfields Eye Charity is the main fundraising and grant-making charity for Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. It provides targeted funds, above and beyond the responsibility of the NHS, to research cures and find treatments for millions of people affected by eye disease in the UK and around the world.

The NHS commissioners

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

Moorfields’ services are commissioned by 109 CCGs across England, and NHS England, with 14 London and Hertfordshire commissioners holding contracts with Moorfields of more than £2 million a year in 2017/18. The trust’s services are commissioned by NHS Islington CCG, the lead commissioner, on behalf of all associate clinical commissioning groups. NHS Camden CCG, on behalf of NHS Islington CCG, is acting as the designated lead commissioner in relation to these proposals.

NHS England Specialised Commissioning

Specialised services are those provided in relatively few hospitals, accessed by comparatively small numbers of patients but with catchment populations of usually more than a million. These services tend to be located in specialised hospital trusts. Specialised services are commissioned by NHS England (London) for the region in which Moorfields Eye Hospital is located. They often involve treatments provided to patients with rare cancers, genetic disorders or complex medical or surgical conditions. In total, there are 146 specialised services directly commissioned by NHS England (London).

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