About us

Part of the world-renowned Moorfields heritage, pioneering innovation in new treatment and technology

About us

Moorfields Private is the London-based private division of the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with a reputation as a centre of excellence for providing ophthalmic care to private patients from the UK and across the world.

For over 200 years Moorfields has pioneered research, employed the brightest minds and delivered visionary eye care. We are proud to be considered the world’s leading destination for expert eye treatment, and continue to set standards for therest of the world to follow.

Being part of the Moorfields heritage provides the reassurance that you will have access to world-class consultant eye specialists who provide treatment and care for private patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to the most complex eye health conditions that often require treatment not available anywhere else in the world.

This, together with access to our flagship centre offering the latest laser and implantable contact lens treatments for vision correction and consultants specialising in cosmetic eye treatment, enables private patients to access the most comprehensive range of ophthalmic services available in the UK.

Our patients frequently recommend us to their family, friends and colleagues as their preferred provider.

We monitor our performance against a range of measures and provide regular reports to the Trust Board. Performance information is also published annually in the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust annual report and accounts, while progress against quality indicators focusing on patient experience, clinical effectiveness and patient safety is reviewed in our annual quality report. These documents can be downloaded from the corporate publications section of the Trust’s website.

Our performance is also regularly assessed by two external regulators.

Monitor, the independent regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts, assesses Trusts on a quarterly basis for financial and governance risk, and for mandatory services. Trusts are rated as red, amber or green for governance and mandatory risk, and on a scale of one to five for financial risk, where one is the worst, and five the best. Moorfields is currently rated green for governance and mandatory services, and five for financial risk.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator for all health and social care services in England, and has responsibility for licensing providers of such services and for ensuring that they meet a wide range of essential quality and safety standards. Moorfields is currently registered without conditions with the CQC.

Moorfields Private opened in 2004 and is the private patient division of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MEH). We have built an international reputation as a well-respected and trusted provider of high quality private ophthalmic services with referrals for consultation, treatment and tertiary opinion from consultants, general practitioners, medical insurers and embassies across the UK and internationally.

MEH has a rich history of leading developments in eye health since 1804 and has a reputation for innovation: some of these innovations include:

  • the first to offer instruction in ophthalmology to doctors in the early 1800’s;
  • obtained Post-Graduate teaching status in 1948;
  • the first to introduce micro-surgery;
  • the first to open a community based eye clinic;
  • pioneered the development of refractive surgery;
  • one of only 10 National Health Service (NHS) organisations in the UK to be awarded ‘Foundation Trust’ status in 2004, giving it increased freedom in its strategic decision making;
  • established Moorfields Pharmaceuticals, a specialist manufacturing division of MEH, producing specialist medications needed in the treatment of ophthalmic conditions;
  • leading the development of OpenEyes, a collaborative effort to create a state-of-the-art electronic patient record;
  • one of the few UK Foundation Trusts to run an overseas branch, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai;
  • one of the world’s largest children’s specialist eye centres – The Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre;
  • became an Academic Health Science Centre (as a member of University College London Partners) one of less than 50 worldwide, dedicated to promoting the practical application of clinical research.

Moorfields Private is proud to be part of the Moorfields family and we look forward to continuing to provide world class care to private patients from across the world.

Clinical governance is the framework which ensures that organisations are accountable for the services and care they provide.

Our clinical governance clinicians assess and audit the practices of the hospital and spearhead change and development. This ensures that procedures and practices are providing patients with the highest quality of care. All of our nurses are highly experienced and specialist trained in ophthalmology.

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