Fitness to drive — When all may not be as it seems

  • Published: Epilepsy & Behaviour, September 2016
  • Authors: G. Beran, V. Patel
  • Date Added: 02 Jun 2017
  • Last Update: 02 Jun 2017
  • Format: html


A case study that seeks to demonstrate how correct procedure can protect both the doctor and patient and their relationship, as well as the society in which they live.


Case study

Key Findings:

  • Recommendation to the DLA, concerning fitness to drive, is a very important function of those who treat people with epilepsy

  • What this case conveys is that those doctors who are responsible to give such advice must be in control of all the facts, something that is not always possible

  • This underscores the need to have a good relationship between doctors and the DLA, because it is ultimately the DLA which does have access to all reports and hence must take responsibility to make the final decision as to the outcome of each individual case.