The NIHR’s primary focus is improving the health and wealth of the nation through research. It does this by funding high-quality, timely research which benefits the NHS, public health and social care.
The diagnostic hub at Brent Cross is part of an NIHR-supported research project aimed at enhancing the delivery of UK and global healthcare. This new eye clinic has been designed by a team of architects and scientists at UCL led by Paul Foster, Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
Prof. Foster commented: “This important, innovative eye clinic builds on the decade of research that led to the earlier Moorfields diagnostic hubs.
“Through rigorous research, patient feedback and expert evaluation, we aim to provide data on how to create outpatient diagnostic hubs that are user-friendly, time efficient and socially distanced. This work will help define the principles that will shape healthcare in the UK and globally for the next 50 years.