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GPs, not elderly people, should decide if they're fit to drive


I agree with all the comments above. 1) GPs do not have the time and resources, 2) it would spoil doctor-patient relationships, 3) it would increase GP indemnity costs and complaints, with huge adverse effect on workload and service provision INSTEAD, could we have compulsory assessments somewhere else, paid for by the driver? I actually do fitness assessments for volunteer train drivers, and of course I advise my GP patients if appropriate, but I would not take on this task responsibility for all my car-driving patients!

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30 Aug 2017

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