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Moorfields' network history

Drivers of network

As the network has grown, certain drivers have underpinned much of Moorfields’ rationale for network expansion.

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We wanted to:

  • help other hospitals improve their ophthalmology service outcomes.
  • bring care closer to patients’ homes.
  • meet more demand for eye services from an ageing population.
  • respond to invitations by other providers to take over their services.
  • meet consultants’ aspirations to sub-specialise and treat rarer conditions.
  • support the funding of tertiary services by treating more patients with common conditions such as cataracts.
  • increase patient volumes to create research base.
  • increase potential for private practice income to re-invest in NHS services.

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