Moorfields consultation and engagement programme shortlisted for 2020 HSJ awards

The team involved with the engagement and consultation programme on Moorfields’ proposed move to St Pancras has been shortlisted for NHS Communications Initiative of the Year Award at the 2020 HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare. 

North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group and Moorfields have been shortlisted despite the tough competition from over 1000 entries. The consultation team have been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that their project has had on patient and staff experiences within the health and/or social care sector.  

To inform the decision to move Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road services to a brand new centre, NCL CCG with Moorfields held a public consultation on the proposals. The team went above and beyond and attended over 100 meetings to discuss the proposals from 24 May to 16 September 2019.

Sarah Mansuralli, Director of Strategic Commissioning at NCL CCG said:

“The public consultation was complex and required an innovative approach to engaging the public, stakeholders and ensuring that the 173 local authorities and scrutiny committees had the opportunity to engage. It is gratifying that it has been shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Awards.

“Ophthalmology is a clinical speciality where services and care could be provided more efficiently in partnership. The new purpose-built integrated facility offers an opportunity to enhance eye health care for patients.”

Jo Moss, director of strategy and business development at Moorfields Eye Hospital said:

“Our patients are the experts when it comes to helping design a new building that meetings their needs. That’s why our consultation was so important.

We’re so pleased to have had the work of our consultation team recognised by the HSJ and are looking forward to continuing on the legacy of our consultation work by bringing the ideas of our patients to life in the building design.”

Plans for Oriel, Moorfields’ brand new centre that would bring patient-centred eye care, cutting-edge research and exemplary education under one roof have been submitted to Camden Council.

The Oriel proposal is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity. The next stage of engagement will address in detail the design of the building’s interior, specifically the atrium, lighting and acoustics. Find out more on the Oriel website

Now in its 40th year, the HSJ Awards is the largest annual benchmarking and recognition programme for healthcare. The full list of finalists for the 2020 HSJ Awards can be found on

Winners will be selected ahead of the ceremony, which will take place virtually in March 2021.