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    Doctors ordered to report unfit drivers.

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    papa_umau
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    Doctors ordered to report unfit drivers.

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 11:27 am

    Doctors ordered to report patients unfit to drive to DVLA

    Strengthened General Medical Council guidance dictates doctors must disclose information if there is need to protect individuals or wider public from risk.

    Read about this from The Guardian HERE




    Of course, this has come about after the Glasgow the bin-lorry driver killed six people after collapsing at the wheel.

    This tragedy was exacerbated by the fact that even although this man had lied to a number of officials over his history of blackouts he was never prosecuted for this.

    I have to ask: Do you think it is good for a doctor to tell their patient's deepest medical secrets to the DVLA, or not ?


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    Re: Doctors ordered to report unfit drivers.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 12:37 pm

    This a piece of nonsense as the doctors should have been doing this from the start.

    Surely they too carry a bit of the responsibility for the deaths that are caused by unfit drivers being allowed to keep their licences.
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    Re: Doctors ordered to report unfit drivers.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 1:47 pm

    I agree, as far as the part of the blame that the doctors should hold, but the removal of licences is done by the DVLA and not by the doctors.

    The DVLA are a bunch of no-users and they make mistakes all the time.


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    Re: Doctors ordered to report unfit drivers.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 28 Nov 2015, 1:00 pm

    That said, surely the doctors cannot absolve themselves from some of the blame for such deaths on the roads, as surely it is their responsibility to keep unfit drivers off our roads if they can.
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    Re: Doctors ordered to report unfit drivers.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 12:38 pm

    Yes you are correct my dear and there are ways and means for a doctor to bypass his or her oath of patient confidentiality when the law has been or is going to be broken.


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