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.

As Moorfields Private (MP) is the UK-based private patient division of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MEH), we only provide services to consultants whose NHS practice is based on MEH.

These consultants are employed by MEH in respect of their NHS practice, but with respect to their private practice, they are self-employed practitioners who see and treat patients under the terms of the MP Practicing Privileges policy.

The fees consultants charge to patients for the provision of their own professional services are set by them directly and are entirely separate to those charged to patients for hospital services provided by Moorfields Private.

It is important that we are transparent about our relationship with our consultants and therefore, we have set out some of the ways in which we work together, which can be viewed below.

Provision of services to consultants

Higher Value Services:

Consulting rooms:

Consultants are charged £25.00 per hour.

Where consultants use an additional room during their clinic session (for example to provide space for an Optometrist), an additional charge of £6.00 per hour is made.

Practice Manager Services:

Consultants using the hospital’s Practice Manager (PM) services are charged a proportional share of £3,600 per month. In addition, where a PM works overtime, the consultant is charged £22 per hour of overtime.

Practice staff office space:

Consultants who employ their own PM but use the hospital’s office space are charged £455 per month.

Lower Value Services:

We provide a number of support services to our consultants, for which we do not make a charge. These services include:

  • Outpatient and inpatient nursing and other healthcare professionals’ support.
  • Administration services to support the patient pathway, including admission and billing.
  • General marketing services such as consultant directories and general promotional events.
  • Tea and coffee.

General Corporate Hospitality:

We host training and information events for referring practitioners, which help to support their professional development and enhance their understanding and knowledge about Moorfields Private and its specialist services.

No payments are made to referring practitioners for attending, or to the consultants we invite as speakers. Light refreshments are occasionally provided at events where we are the sole sponsor, with costs generally ranging between £50.00 – £350.00.

Financial Interests:

There are no consultants with financial interests in equipment used or services and facilities operated within or at our hospital.

Service Arrangements:

There are no consultants holding paid positions within Moorfields Private. Should you have any further questions about the above, please contact us at feedback@moorfieldsprivate.co.uk.

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.

How we collect and use your information

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (‘Moorfields’, ‘us’ or ‘we’) is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read this Privacy Notice to find out how we use your information and what your rights are. This notice applies to personal data provided to us, both by individuals themselves or by third parties. We process your personal information lawfully, fairly and transparently, and only where we have a lawful basis to do so.

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Paying for treatment

Private Medical Insurance

If you are covered by Private Medical Insurance, please verify the details with your insurer prior to arrival and if possible, obtain a preauthorisation number.

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Self pay

You don’t have to be insured to come to Moorfields Private. In fact many of our patients pay for their own treatment.

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Third party sponsorship

​If a company, employer or other third party agrees to settle your account, they will be required to provide a letter of guarantee along with a deposit.

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