BMJ: President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Mike Burdon responds to David Oliver: Are we seeing value based rationing clearly?

26 April 2019
Source: BMJ Open

‘Health spending decisions are difficult, but the CCGs’ stance on cataract surgery is clearly wrong.’ Mike Burdon president of the RCOphth wrote to the BMJ Latest following their coverage of cataract rationing. You can read his response here: https://whttps://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1734/rr-0

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BBC News: NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark (Avsatin) drug ruling

21 September 2018
Source: BBC News

A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS “hundreds of millions” a year. Novartis and Bayer were trying to stop NHS doctors from prescribing a cheaper treatment for a serious eye condition. Twelve NHS bodies in the north east of England were offering patients Avastin, a cheaper alternative to the licensed drug, Lucentis. Health bosses said

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New President elected for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

30 November 2016
Source: Royal College of Ophtalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Mr Mike Burdon, currently a Vice President and Chair of the Scientific Committee, has been elected as the next President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The current President, Carrie MacEwen will officially hand over to Mike at Congress in May 2017. The RCOphth Council and Trustees extend their congratulations

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