The major decisions that would lead to the start of construction NHS Improvement requires Moorfields to submit a strategic outline case, outline business case and full business case for capital investment proposals of this value. In this section, we explain some of the main decision-making steps taken to date and next steps, including where plans would be tested before proceeding to the next phase.
Decisions to date
Moorfields’ trust board approved the selection of the architectural design team.
The independent London Clinical Senate approved the clinical case for change.
The regulators, NHS England and Improvement, assured a pre-consultation business case.
Commissioners, NHS England Specialised Commissioning and CCGs’ Committees in Common approved the pre-consultation business case and agreed to proceed to public consultation.
North Central London Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee endorsed the plan for public consultation on behalf of all local authorities.
Public consultation on the proposed move of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road services completed between 24 May to 16 September 2019.
The phases of the programme will depend on what decisions are made at several key stages but the following outlines what the timeline may look like.
While the current preferred option is to build a new centre at the St Pancras Hospital site, we remain open to other potential locations and were seeking suggestions as part of the consultation process.
Any new locations are subject to the same appraisal process and all options (including any new ones) are currently being re-appraised as part of the decision-making business case process.