Rapid Access and Urgent Care Clinic - same and next day appointments with leading experts in ophthalmology. Find out more

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World-leading eye care for your patients

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We are part of world-renowned Moorfields heritage. Moorfields Private Eye Hospital is the private division of the famous 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 abroad.

We treat the widest range of eye conditions. From common complaints to the most complex eye health problems that often require unique pioneering treatment not available anywhere else in the world.

Our consultants are internationally recognised experts who work at the top of their field and train ophthalmology specialists from around the world.

Our highly skilled ophthalmology nurses deliver the highest level of patient care for the best outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Our dedicated facilities with the latest lasers and diagnostic equipment enable us to offer the most advanced laser and implantable contact lens treatments for vision correction.

Learn more why Moorfields Private is the right choice for your patients.

GPs and Optometrists

To make a referral please call +44 (0) 20 7521 4664 or email moorfields.privatereferrals@nhs.net, and we will arrange for your patients to be seen by the right eye specialist consultant for their condition.

OPERA referrals

Optometrists already using the Optometric Electronic Referral and Assessment (OPERA) system can refer to Moorfields Private there. If you are new to the system, we would encourage you going through the OPERA lite onboarding process for optometrists.

Help your patients self-refer

Your patients can book their appointments directly by contacting our dedicated new patient team on 0800 328 3421. They will be taken through the booking process and explained how to prepare and what to expect on their appointment.

Same and next day private appointments for your patients with acute or undiagnosed symptoms.

There is no need for a referral, your patients can simply call 0800 328 3421 to book their appointment, available Monday – Friday, 2pm - 6pm.

Cases we treat

This service is for adult patients wishing to get fast access to diagnosis and treatment for urgent eye problems such as:

  • Trauma
  • Unexplained sudden change in vision
  • Eye infection
  • Dry eye
  • Contact lens problems
  • Eye pain, redness or swelling

All of the clinic’s consultants have close ties with the Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust’s A&E service. We are happy to see patients with both acute and persistent symptoms, which may not always qualify as an emergency case, but nevertheless are worrying for your patients.

Cases we don’t treat

Urgent paediatric cases should be directed to a specialist paediatric consultant or to the local Emergency Eye Service. Patients with diagnosed conditions including retinal detachments/tears should book their appointments with the specialist consultants.

Patients with sudden onset double vision should be discussed with the local Emergency Eye Service and not sent to this clinic.

What can your patients expect at their appointment?

  • Initial nurse-led assessment including visual acuity test
  • Any additional tests the consultant may request (at additional cost)
  • Consultation with one of world-leading Moorfields consultants
  • Prescription medication as needed (at additional cost)
  • Follow up care and specialist referral as needed

All recommendations and any additional charges will be discussed with your patients during their consultation.

Information for your patients

You can share this link with more information about the Rapid Access and Urgent Care Clinic with your patients.

A dedicated service for international patients ensures that each stage of the treatment pathway is managed through one central point of contact. The referral engagement team can arrange treatment around the patient’s travel plans. We can also provide ongoing communication with embassy or corporate sponsors and their medical teams, ensuring continuity of care when their patients have returned to their home country.

To arrange your patients’ admissions or to find out more about our services, please contact us:

+44(0) 207 521 4665 or

+44(0) 7525 800 835


  • We’ve been setting international standards for over 200 years in training the next generation of ophthalmic professionals around the world. To support your professional development and continuing medical education, we provide a range of accredited short courses and events for healthcare practitioners on all aspects of eye health.

To find out more about our courses for healthcare professionals, visit Moorfields Education.

For more information on how we can support your own practice requirements, please contact the referrer engagement team at moorfields.privateeducation@nhs.net

Meet the consultant - Free live Q&A webinars for optometrists

You can submit your questions for the consultants at the registration, ask them during the session or listen to the speaker’s live replies to your fellow optometrists.

Live FAQ with Mr Vincenzo Maurino - 9 November 2021, 7-8pm - register now

  • Specialist in Laser Vision Correction, Cataract and Lens Exchange Surgery and Corneal Transplant surgery including complex cataract surgery and endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)
  • Director of Cataract Surgical Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Visiting Professor Corneal Transplant Surgery at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
  • Performed thousands of eye surgical procedures including over 30,000 cataract surgeries

Live FAQ with Mr Kamran Saha - 18 November 2021, 7-8pm - register now

  • Specialist in complex and premium Cataract Surgery as well as Emergency Ophthalmology and Retinal diseases
  • The founder and former Head of High Volume Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • The recipient of a Clinical Excellence Award for his work in Cataract Surgery
  • Nominated for a Patient Care Excellence Award

Live FAQ with Miss Branka Marjanovic - 25 November 7-8pm - register now

  • Specialist in all aspects of Oculoplastic Surgery: correction of ptosis, blepharoplasty, excision of benign and malignant peri ocular lesions, lacrimal procedures for watery eyes ranging from punctoplasty to endonasal dacryocystorrhinosomy, trauma management and reconstruction.
  • Has a specialist interest in early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid eye disease and advanced techniques for facial palsy rejuvenation.
  • Divisional Director for Moorfields North; provides private clinical and surgical care at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital both at City Road and Harrow Northwick Park.
  • Member of various prestigious ophthalmic organisations, including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, Society of Thyroid Eye Disease, the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Worshipful Societies of Apothecaries and Spectacle Makers.

Live FAQ with Mr Badrul Hussain - 2 December 7-8pm - register now

  • Specialist in Cataract Surgery, Emergency and General Ophthalmology including inflammatory eye conditions
  • Deputy Director of the Cataract Service at the Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Clinical lead for the Moorfields Private Rapid Access and Urgent Care Clinic
  • Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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