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Confidentiality: patients' fitness to drive and reporting concerns to the DVLA or DVA (2017)

This guidance came into effect on 25 April 2017

Introduction

This guidance explains how the principles in Confidentiality apply for doctors when evaluating their responsibilities in disclosing information about patients to the DVLA or the DVA.

It develops the duties and principles set out in Good medical practice and other explanatory guidance.

Doctors must follow all our guidance: serious or persistent failure to do so will put their registration at risk.