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Last august my dad had a minor stroke, then in october last year he had a big stroke where he was only given a 50% chance of survival. While in the ambulance he had a fit enduced by the stroke, the paramedic, when writing his account of what happened, wrote a term (can't remember what it was offhand) that the GP said meant "Epileptic fit", though the GP disagreed and said it wasnt an epileptic fit.

 

So 7 months after the event, my dad got a letter from the DVLA saying his licence was being revoked from the time of the event. He has rung them and they said his licence was being revoked because of the epileptic fit, so he got his GP to write saying he was fine to drive, as the DVLA had suggested he did, still they revoked his licence. His GP has now wrote 3 times telling them he is fit to drive, still no licence. They say they need confirmation from a consultant, a consultant which has left the hospital. He is due to get his licence back on the 5th of october, after ringing DVLA again, they said they are not issuing it until they have confirmation from this consultant (even if it has gone past 5th oct which is 1 year clear after the stroke). We have been to the hospital see if they can help, they have the letter there and say "it will be dealt with in due course", but DVLA seem to be saying they want this particular consultants confirmation which they obviously aren't going to get.

 

So now I am wondering is there anything else I can do that might help this process along since DVLA are being stubborn and not accepting the GP's word that he is fit to drive.

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The DVLA have no access to Ambulance records, so I'm unclear why they have this data, as they havew better things to do than guess their patient is a driver and to tell the DVLA. As you say, havcing a single fit is not evidence of epilepsy. There's probably more to this, but since you are not the patient you'll not be in the loop....

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I'd be interested to know how, due to patient confidentiality, what a mere paramedic was doing disclosing these private medical details to the DVLA. It is for your GP to take this decision, not a first-response ambulance technician.

 

Yeah we only know its off the paramedics letter because the DVLA said it was. All i can assume is that the GP has sent a copy of this letter, which we know he has cos he has shown it us.

 

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The consultant surely is traceable, have you tried eg asking the hospital where he is now working? Consultants are probably searchable on the internet and you should be able to find something quickly. Failing that what about writing to the the BMA http://www.bma.org.uk/_top/contact_us/index.jsp and asking where you can find him now.

 

Once you find him get your GP to write a referral letter explaining the problem and refute the DVLA revocation.

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The consultant surely is traceable, have you tried eg asking the hospital where he is now working? Consultants are probably searchable on the internet and you should be able to find something quickly. Failing that what about writing to the the BMA and asking where you can find him now.

 

Once you find him get your GP to write a referral letter explaining the problem and refute the DVLA revocation.

 

Thanks, i'll try writing to them, i searched for him online but could find nothing. The hospital didnt seem to know where he had gone to, that was the first question we asked when we went up there to find out what was happening.

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Again, things don't chime. What is your GP doing forwarding a letter from the technician? (Indeed, what was the technician doing contacting the GP?). I's get the patient to ask the DVLA to provide a copy of the correrspondence they are using as 'evidence' of their decision, and take it further.

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Again, things don't chime. What is your GP doing forwarding a letter from the technician? (Indeed, what was the technician doing contacting the GP?). I's get the patient to ask the DVLA to provide a copy of the correrspondence they are using as 'evidence' of their decision, and take it further.

 

I'll get him to phone tomorrow and ask for them to do that.

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I remember watching a programme last year - probably Watchdog. Anyway this poor woman had her driving licence removed (not sure why) she had contacted them on numerous occasions and they refused to listen. The presenter drove this woman to Swansea and the driver concerned had it sorted out very quickly. I cannot attach the link as I am 10 posts short :-( google watchdog dvla to find the appropriate link.

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