Moorfields Eye Charity launches new six-year strategy

Moorfields Eye Charity launches new six-year strategy to achieve its aims to support Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Moorfields Eye Charity has launched its new strategy which brings together all aspects of its work in supporting Moorfields Eye Hospital and its research partner, University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology.

The strategy for 2018-2024 sets out Moorfield 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
  • Encourage and share knowledge to develop tomorrow’s expert
  • Influence national policy to increase resources allocated to eye health.

Robert Dufton, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Charity says:

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.

To help realise these ambitions, the charity has recently appointed four new trustees to its Board: Michael Izza, CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; Dr Rob Jones, distinguished allied health professional and governor of Moorfields Eye Hospital where he is also a life-long patient; Johanna Moss, director of strategy and business development at Moorfields Eye Hospital; and Professor Sir Eric Thomas, academic clinician and former vice chancellor of the University of Bristol.

Mervyn Walker, chair of trustees for the charity welcomes the strategy and the additional trustees. He says:

I am excited about the journey the charity is embarking on to help Moorfields Eye Hospital achieve its purpose to ‘ work together to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care’. I know that the wealth of knowledge and expertise that our new colleagues on the board bring will be invaluable to the charity and hospital.

David Probert, CEO of Moorfields Eye Hospital and trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity, welcomes the support the Charity provides to Moorfields. He says:

The support that Moorfields Eye Charity offers Moorfields is vital to ensuring 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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