Committees in Common - Moorfields Eye Hospital relocation

Committees in Common meeting - Decision making on the proposal to relocate services provided by Moorfields Eye Hospital from City Road in Islington to the St Pancras hospital site in Camden.

  • Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 (subjected to feedback from NCL JHOSC)
  • Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Location: The Wesley Euston Hotel and Conference Venue, 81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ

Meeting Summary

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its research and education partner, the University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology have been exploring the opportunity to move services from their existing premises in City Road and Bath Street in Islington to the St Pancras hospital site in Camden by 2025/26. Moorfields Eye Hospital has been exploring options since 2013. 

Details of the proposal along with documentations can be found at

Moorfields services are commissioned by CCGs across England, as well as NHS England Specialised Commissioning, with 14 London and Hertfordshire commissioners holding significant contracts (defined as > £2m per annum). These 14 constitute the “lead” CCGs in this process.

In order for the proposal to proceed, a decision of the 14 lead Clinical Commissioning Groups* is required to endorse that they have received sufficient assurance in relation to the decision making business case which is influence by a public consultation ran from 24 May until 16 September.

Coming to the meeting

Members of the public are very welcome to attend the meeting, listen to the discussions and observe our decision-making process. However, it's important to note that, although the Committees in Common is held in public, this is not a 'public meeting'.

Asking questions

Members of the public can ask questions about the Committees in Common agenda items before the meeting. Any questions relating to the agenda must be submitted to by 9am on Tuesday 11th February.  We will endeavour to provide answers at the beginning of the meeting (in the ‘questions from the public’ agenda item), or in writing afterwards, depending on the number and complexity of questions we receive. We have set a limit of three questions per individual or organisation. However, questions and feedback can, of course, also be submitted outside of our formal meetings through our normal communication channels ( There will also be an opportunity to ask questions relating to agenda items at the meeting during the ‘Questions from the public’ agenda item. This agenda slot will include questions asked in advance of the meeting and questions asked on the day, and will be managed at the Chair’s discretion within the time available.

*The 14 CCGs directly involved with Moorfields Consultation are NHS Camden CCG, NHS Islington CCG NHS Barnet CCG NHS City and Hackney CCG  NHS Ealing CCG NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG  NHS Enfield CCG  NHS Haringey CCG  NHS Havering CCG  NHS Herts Valley CCG NHS Newham CCG  NHS Redbridge CCG NHS Tower Hamlets CCG  NHS Waltham Forest CCG