LONDON, England- The International Childrens Advisory Network (iCAN) proudly announces the launch of the newest Kids Impacting Disease Through Science (KIDS) chapter, Moorfields Eye Hospital. KIDS Moorfields Eye Hospital is the latest chapter to join the consortium of Youth Persons Advisory Groups (YPAGS) through Generation R within the UK. Led by Dr. Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, KIDS Moorfields Eye, will focus on infusing the young person's voice to help improve pediatric healthcare.
From KIDS Moorfields Eye. "Ours is a special group, because we focus on eye and vision problems. Another thing that makes us great is that we want to run our group as a co-production team. That means that everybody’s voice has the same importance, and we share important decisions as a group."
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class center of excellence for ophthalmic research and education.
The main focus is the treatment and care of NHS patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions that require treatment not available elsewhere in the UK. The volume and variety of conditions treated by clinicians means that they have a unique range of skills and knowledge. Moorfields Eye treats people in over 30 sites in and around London. With partners at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye is a national and international center for research into eye conditions and treatments, leading one of the strongest and most extensive ophthalmic research programs in the world. Together, there is one of the highest measures of scientific productivity and impact in the world for eye research activity. In addition, Moorfields Eye is a major force in teaching the eye specialists of the future. Experts provide teaching and training for a wide range of eye health professionals, including clinicians from around the world who come to learn from Moorfields Eye.
To learn more about establishing additional iCAN Chapters, or to make a donation to support youth advisory, please visit our website at www.icanresearch.org.