Summary

Moorfields is proposing to build a new centre bringing together excellent eye care, ground-breaking research and world-leading education in ophthalmology.

NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), on behalf of all CCGs that plan and buy Moorfields’ services for residents, in partnership with NHS England Specialised Commissioning, which plans and buys specialist services for the whole of England, must decide 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.

To inform our decision, we have asked about the proposed change, including access to the proposed new site, from:

  • people who use Moorfields’ services, their families and carers, including people who may need services in the future
  • other people who live with sight loss
  • local residents and the public
  • community representatives, including in the voluntary sector
  • staff and partners in health and social care
  • relevant local authorities.

We are working with the Consultation Institute, an independent advisory body, to ensure that our consultation process, from pre-consultation to evaluation, meets the highest standards.

If commissioners support this proposal, the hospital and university would develop their plans and related business cases reflecting views received during the public consultation. If approved, these business cases would result in Moorfields and UCL deciding to sell the current City Road site, buy land at St Pancras and appoint a construction firm.

We are working with the Consultation Institute, an independent advisory body, to ensure that our consultation process, from pre-consultation to evaluation, meets the highest standards.

If commissioners support this proposal, the hospital and university would develop their plans and related business cases reflecting views received during the public consultation. If approved, these business cases would result in Moorfields and UCL deciding to sell the current City Road site, buy land at St Pancras and appoint a construction firm.

The consultation is now closed but you can still submit your feedback by emailing moorfields.oriel@nhs.net or by calling 020 7521 4684.

We are also hosting a number of events which will focus on specific themes which have come up in the public consultation. Check the events page for more details and information on how to sign up [LINK].

Alternatively, if you would like a member of the Oriel team to attend a meeting of your group or organisation, please contact the team so we can arrange it.

The consultation is now closed but there are still ways to get involved. Visit the Get involved section for more details on how to have your say on Oriel.

What will we do with your comments?

What are we doing with your comments?

Your comments and responses are currently being collated and analysed by an independent organisation. The analysis will be written into a draft report, which we will publish on our website in October.

The draft report will be shared with stakeholders and consultees so they can raise anything they feel has been missed before further decisions are made. If you would like a copy of the report when it is published, you can request to sign up to the Oriel mailing list by emailing moorfields.oriel@nhs.net.

Local authorities will also be engaged to ensure they feel the consultation has been undertaken satisfactorily. We will consider all feedback received before preparing the final consultation report.

This will inform the final decision on whether to proceed with the proposal, a decision to be made by the CCGs (a committee made up of CCGs that have contracts with Moorfields spending over £2 million per year) and NHS England Specialised Commissioning.

If the decision-making business case were approved by the commissioners, Moorfields would proceed to the next stage of detailed planning.

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