Revised BTS position statement on driving and OSA

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

BTS has published an updated Position Statement: Driving and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) 2018, in response to recent legislative changes in this area. 

In January 2016, a European Commission Directive on Driving led to extensive changes to the “Excessive Sleepiness including OSA” section of the DVLA “Assessing Fitness to Drive – a guide for medical professionals” document of March 2016. Following consultations with professional and patient bodies, the DVLA guidance was subsequently updated in October 2017. See Related Links for the full current guidance. To keep up to date with any changes to the DVLA guidance, readers can sign up for email alerts.

The BTS Position Statement contains information on the roles and responsibilities of medical professionals, along with a series of real life scenarios and advice on how these should be approached. 

More information: https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/standards-of-care/quality-improvement/sleep-apnoea/