Secretary of state for health and social care visits Moorfields

On Thursday 29 March Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health and social care, visited Moorfields as part of his tour of hospitals across the UK meeting NHS staff.

More than 30 members of staff from across Moorfields heard Mr Hunt talk about improvements to the quality of care in the NHS.

During his talk, Mr Hunt detailed the improvements the NHS is making in patient safety and his personal journey during his time as Health Secretary. He was joined by Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics who spoke about paediatric safety.

The meeting was also an opportunity for staff to showcase some of the ways in which Moorfields has pioneered new treatments and services. Tracy Luckett, director of nursing and allied health professions, highlighted that Moorfields was an early champion of nurse-led services which have proven to be a safe and efficient way of delivering high quality care to patients with conditions including age-related macular degeneration and keratoconus.

Speaking about the visit, David Probert, chief executive at Moorfields Eye Hospital said:

“It was a pleasure hosting Jeremy Hunt at Moorfields and hearing his ambitions to ensure that the NHS is recognised as providing the safest care in the world.  I’m extremely proud of the work our staff do to continuously improve patient care here. This hard work is proven by our high performance levels and our positive feedback from patients.

“Providing the best patient experience is at the heart of everything that we do and it’s crucial that we pioneer new and innovative ways of treating our patients that are future-proofed to meet the growing demand for eye care services.”

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