Observership Programme

Moorfields Eye Hospital welcomes healthcare professionals from around the world to observe and learn from our world-leading consultants.

Please be informed that in order to apply for an Observership, you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (i.e. received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine). The second Covid-19 vaccination must be at least two weeks prior to the start of your observership.

Moorfields UK

Visiting ophthalmologists will have the opportunity to observe Moorfields' consultants in action, examine patients with slit lamps and ophthalmoscopes, and attend surgical operations. Observers can elect to observe in one or more services for a minimum of a week and up to two months. Please consult the specific observation areas for further information.

Moorfields Dubai New!

Our Dubai location offers a bespoke service, tailoring the observership to one or more areas of interest and offering dates throughout the year. Observerships can be arranged for a minimum of one week. Discounted rates apply for additional weeks. Please contact Education@moorfields.ae for more information and let us create the perfect observership experience for you.

Foundation Doctors Taster week

We do not offer taster weeks for FY1 and FY2 doctors, however FY1/FY2 doctors can apply for a one week placement on the medical elective program which will allow doctors to observe many sub specialties in Ophthalmology. For more information please click here.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, please send an email to moorfields.electives@nhs.net

Applications

On Application we will require; Current CV, Letter of Recommendation from your hospital or institution. It is your responsibility to submit these documents to us. Bookings can only be made one financial year at a time (April to April).

For those with SOE/EBO grants please send current CV, letter of recommendation and a copy of the SOE/EBO grant acceptance letter to moorfields.electives@nhs.net

Places on our training courses are limited, so we operate a strict cancellation policy regarding refund. Cancellations must be made by email and will not be accepted by any other means. Please note that receipt of notification of cancellation will be confirmed. If you do not receive confirmation of cancellation, please try to contact us again. No refund will be made for non-attendance on the course without prior notice of cancellation. Fees cannot be transferred from course to course.

For further support, please send an email to Moorfields.Observers@nhs.net.

To view available dates please select the categories displayed below.

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Observerships

Adnexal

Adnexal

In this specialty, you may observe diagnosis of eye lid, lacrimal, orbit and socket disorders...

Start Date: Monday 27th September 2021
£500.00 0 spaces available

Cornea and External Disease

Cornea and External Disease

In this speciality you will gain an understanding of the pathogenesis aetiology, diagnostic criteria whilst observing some management of corneal and external eye disease...

Start Date: Monday 27th September 2021
£500.00 0 spaces available

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

In this speciality you will gain an understanding of the diagnostic criteria, aetiology, pathogenesis and management of various types glaucoma while observing in clinic and theatre.

Start Date: Monday 27th September 2021
£200.00 0 spaces available

Medical Retina

Medical Retina

In this specialty you will get a chance to gain and observe some understanding of the pathogenesis, aetiology, diagnostic criteria and management of medical retina, inflammatory and neoplastic disease Glaucoma and Medical retina...

Start Date: Monday 27th September 2021
£500.00 1 spaces available

Strabismus and Paediatrics

Strabismus and Paediatrics

In this speciality you will gain an understanding of the pathogenesis, aetiology, diagnosis and management of disorders of ocular motility, strabismus, including botulinum toxin treatment and paediatric ophthalmology...

Start Date: Monday 27th September 2021
£500.00 0 spaces available

Vitreo-retinal

Vitreo-retinal

In this specialty you will get a chance to gain and observe an understanding of the pathogenesis, aetiology, diagnostic criteria and management of the surgical vitreoretinal diseases...

Start Date:
£500.00

Cataract

Cataract

In this specialty you will get a chance to gain and observe an understanding of the causes of cataract, of its normal clinical progression, diagnosis, clinical assessment and management...

£500.00