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1

Name the notifiable events in medicine

• Abortions must be notified to the Chief Medical Officer (Abortion Act, 1991)
• Known/suspected drug addicts must be notified to the Home Office
• Births and deaths must be notified
• Certain infectious diseases are notifiable

2

How does a driving licence change after the age of 70?

After the age of 70 it has to be renewed every 3 years

3

How does epilepsy impact a patient's ability to drive?

must be fit-free for 1 year

4

How does narcolepsy impact a patient's ability to drive?

yearly medical review once controlled

5

How does a TIA impact a patient's ability to drive?

stop 4 weeks after, then start if no disability

6

How does vertigo impact a patient's ability to drive?

stop until symptoms are controlled

7

How does dementia impact a patient's ability to drive?

stop until assessment

8

How do opiates impact a patient's ability to drive?

stop for 1-year screening

9

How does cannabis impact a patient's ability to drive?

stop for 6-week screening

10

What's the rate of elimination of alcohol?

12-25mg/100ml of blood per hour this means for 80kg man 1unit per hour

11

Outline the legal limits of alcohol consumption when driving

o Breath = 35mcg/100ml of breath
o Blood = 80mg/100ml blood
o Urine = 107mg/100ml urine