Before any work is undertaken it is helpful to think through the reasons for forming an alliance model. It is also useful to ensure there is sufficient interest. The concept should be discussed informally with other provider and stakeholder colleagues to ensure that the work involved in planning is supported. It is useful to consider whether:
Before establishing the UKOA, the clinical lead for the Moorfields’ vanguard programme contacted a number of providers and stakeholders to gauge interest. This indicated sufficient interest to warrant an inaugural meeting.