Who we are

For over 200 years Moorfields Eye Hospital has been a teaching hospital dedicated to ‘curing diseases of the eye’. We are the oldest and one of the largest centres of ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world.

We are a world leader in higher surgical training to ophthalmologists. We are a place where medical students from top London universities come to learn, and nurses receive comprehensive training for both pre- and post-registration.

As one of only 20 biomedical research centres in the UK, we continue to conduct cutting-edge and world-leading research into the care of eye disorders and diseases.

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is authorised to operate as a public benefit corporation under the National Health Service Act 2006.

The trust is led by a board of directors, which is accountable to our membership council.

The responsibilities of the board and the membership council are set out in our  Constitution. 

We also have strong clinical leadership arrangements below board level, with four operational divisions City Road, north, south and ophthalmology and clinical support services. Each is led by a clinical divisional director and service directors for each of our clinical services. 

The divisions and services are complemented and supported by corporate directorates covering operations, nursing and allied health professions, strategy and partnerships, communications, finance, human resources, research and development, IT, estates and governance.