The public consultation into the proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital’s services to a new centre bringing together excellent eye care, ground-breaking research and world-leading education in ophthalmology, is now closed.

The consultation ran between Friday 24 May and Monday 16 September – with thousands of people getting involved to have their say on the proposal.

Under the proposal eye care services would move to the new centre, along with Moorfields’ partner in research and education, the University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity. The proposed new centre would be a development on land at the site of St Pancras Hospital, just north of King’s Cross and St Pancras stations in central London. If the move were to go ahead, Moorfields and UCL would sell their current land at City Road and all proceeds of the sale would be reinvested in the new centre.

Led by Camden Clinical Commissioning Group, and in partnership with NHS England (Specialised Commissioning), the consultation heard a range of views from patients, carers, the public, as well as colleagues from across Moorfields and UCL. These responses will inform a decision in January 2020 on whether the proposed move is:

  • in the interests of the health of our populations, locally and nationally
  • in line with our long-term plans to improve health and care
  • an effective use of public money.

A full report into the outcome of consultation, with a further opportunity to respond to the proposal will be available in October.

We are continuing the discussion and still have a number of events which will focus on some of the main themes which came up during the public consultation. Check the events page for more details and information on how to sign up.