Posted By: Angela Smith

Date 17-11-17

Friends AGM – 16th Nov 2017


Friends of Moorfields AGM.

Thank you to everyone who came along to our recent AGM, especially to our speakers, Nick Strouthidis, Service Director for Glaucoma; Steven Davies, Chief Finance Officer & Deputy Chief Executive; and David Probert Chief Executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust .

At the beginning of the meeting Vice Chairman Virginia Spence-Jones announced Trustee’s decision to change Angela Smith’s job title from ‘Executive Manager ‘ to ‘Chief Executive’ in light of the significant expansion of Friends, her increased ¬†responsibilities¬†and her achievements over the past few years.

Nick Strouthidis then started the meeting with a presentation on latest techniques for glaucoma treatments, and explained ways that Moorfields is addressing the ever increasing demand for the glaucoma service with additional, optometrist led clinics and the new facilities in Cayton Street.

Steven Davies then spoke about funding in the NHS generally, and Moorfields more specifically, and discussed ways that Friends can and do support Moorfields.

Friends Vice-Chairman Virginia Spence-Jones then presented the Chairman’s report looking back at Friends achievements over the past year. She¬†highlighted the great work we are doing to increase the¬†number of volunteers working at Moorfields and also thanked all those who have worked hard¬†to fundraise for us.¬†Virginia also thanked and acknowledged the hard work of the Friends staff team.

Treasurer Kevin Custis presented the accounts and Annual Report
Link to Annual Report and Accounts to 31st March 2017

Friends’ Chief Executive Angela Smith spoke about what Friends hope to achieve during the next 12 months. She emphasised the objective to continue expanding the volunteer programme, as well as¬†focusing on patient information and support through¬†management of the Health Hub at City Road.

Finally David Probert, Moorfields CEO updated the meeting about latest developments at Moorfields in light of the recent strategy refresh.

The meeting finished with awards to volunteers for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years service. With a special award for Natalia Tomashpolskaya who has been a member of Friends staff for 15 years.

Link to Nick Strouthidis Presentation
Link to Steven Davies Presentation
Link to Chairmnan’s Presentation – Virginia Spence-Jones
Link to Executive Manager’s Presentation – Angela Smith
Link to David Probert’s Presentation