Moorfields Eye Charity launches its new six year strategy

Moorfields Eye Charity has launched its new strategy which brings together all aspects of its work in supporting Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

The strategy for 2018-2024 sets out Moorfields Eye Charity’s core belief which is ‘people’s sight matters’ and its organisational purpose to ‘support Moorfields to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care’.

The charity’s strategy outlines five main objectives which include ambitions to:

  • Develop a new research, education and clinical care centre in the Kings Cross/St Pancras area by 2024 in partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL.
  • Be the leading charity for research into eye health.
  • Help Moorfields deliver outstanding patient care/experience.
  • Influence national policy to increase resources allocated to eye health.
  • Encourage and share knowledge to develop tomorrow’s experts.

Robert Dufton, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Charity said: “Everyday thousands of people around the world lose their sight. Our aim is to support Moorfields in a new world class eye health facility for integrated clinical care, teaching and research, benefitting patients across London, the UK and globally.”

David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital and trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity said: “The support that Moorfields Eye Charity offers Moorfields is vital to ensure that the hospital remains at the forefront of ophthalmic care and research, and is able to bring new treatments to patients affected by eye disease faster than ever before. Our strategic aims are fully aligned and I look forward to our continuing partnership to fulfil our future ambitions.”

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  • Moorfields Eye Charity supports the work of Moorfields Eye Hospital and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, making a difference for patients at the hospital and for people with sight problems around the world. It raises money to help the hospital provide the best possible care for its patients, educate the researchers and clinicians of tomorrow and support leading-edge research that aims to develop new treatments for blinding diseases.
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the world’s leading eye hospitals, providing expertise in clinical care, research and education. It has provided excellence in eye care for more than 200 years and continues to be at the forefront of new breakthroughs and developments. In 2016/17 Moorfields saw more than half a million patients in their outpatient services and provided care to 103,000 people in their specialist A&E department. For more information, visit
  • UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is one of a number of specialised research centres within UCL and is, together with Moorfields Eye Hospital, one of the leading centres for eye research worldwide. The combination of the Institute’s research resource with the resources of Moorfields Eye Hospital, which has the largest ophthalmic patient population in the Western World, opens the way for advances at the forefront of vision research.  For further information, please visit .
  • A three way partnership of Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL and Moorfields Eye Charity are currently developing plans for building a new world leading eye centre to deliver clinical care, education and research in the Kings Cross/St Pancras area of London by 2024. For more information about this long term development project, please visit:

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