Moorfields Eye Hosptial has this month launched a new five-year strategy which for the first time brings together all aspects of its work across clinical care, research and education and applies to its NHS and private services, both in the UK and internationally.
The strategy for 2017-2022 sets out Moorfields’ core belief which is ‘people’s sight matters’ and a new organisational purpose to ‘work together to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care’.
Moorfields’ strategy for 2017-2022 builds on its original ‘Vision of excellence’ launched in 2012. It outlines eight objectives which includes ambitions to:
Pioneer patient-centred care with exceptional clinical outcomes and excellent patient experience
Be at the leading edge of research, making new discoveries with our partners and patients
Innovate by sharing our knowledge and developing tomorrow’s experts.
The strategy also includes a number of new objectives:
Collaborate to shape national policy including clinical and professional standards that impact its patients, staff and services
Have an infrastructure and culture that supports innovation which includes delivering against capital development projects such as our new research, education and clinical care centre in the Kings Cross/St Pancras area by 2024 in collaboration with UCL and Moorfields Eye Charity
Be enterprising to support and fund our ambitions by investing in our commercial activities both in the UK and overseas.
Johanna Moss, director of strategy and business development at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Our sight is a critically important sense. Patients tell us that the experience of losing sight is distressing and can be isolating and costly. Our new strategy aims to put people affected by sight loss at the centre of the care we provide so we can support their needs by discovering, developing and delivering the best eye care.”
Moorfields’ strategy was jointly developed with its research partner the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and produced based on consultation with patients, Moorfields’ staff and a number of external partners including organisations such as the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists.
Professor Andrew Dick, Director of UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Duke-Elder Chair of Ophthalmology who jointly led the strategy development process with Moorfields said: “Our partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital is essential to enable us to be at the leading edge of research and education. We welcome this new strategic vision and look forward to working with Moorfields to make it a reality over the next five years.”