New centre for eye health gets approval

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This article first appeared in issue 8 of Portico magazine, published November 2021.

A resolution to grant planning permission has been made for the Oriel project, a new centre that will bring together eye care, research and education in a purpose-built facility at St Pancras Hospital in Camden. The Oriel project is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity. Professor Alan Thompson (Dean of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences) said: “With common eye conditions expected to rise rapidly over the next 15 years, we need to plan for the future. Oriel promises to deliver a more collaborative working environment that will support our translational ‘bench to bedside’ research.”

 

This article first appeared in issue 8 of Portico magazine, published November 2021.

A resolution to grant planning permission has been made for the Oriel project, a new centre that will bring together eye care, research and education in a purpose-built facility at St Pancras Hospital in Camden. The Oriel project is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity. Professor Alan Thompson (Dean of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences) said: “With common eye conditions expected to rise rapidly over the next 15 years, we need to plan for the future. Oriel promises to deliver a more collaborative working environment that will support our translational ‘bench to bedside’ research.”

 

This article first appeared in issue 8 of Portico magazine, published November 2021.

A resolution to grant planning permission has been made for the Oriel project, a new centre that will bring together eye care, research and education in a purpose-built facility at St Pancras Hospital in Camden. The Oriel project is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity. Professor Alan Thompson (Dean of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences) said: “With common eye conditions expected to rise rapidly over the next 15 years, we need to plan for the future. Oriel promises to deliver a more collaborative working environment that will support our translational ‘bench to bedside’ research.”