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Sight loss and driver safety: how to support and advise patients

How nurses can advise patients with eye health problems, common conditions that affect driving, and healthcare professionals’ duty in relation to informing the DVLA

How nurses can advise patients with eye health problems, common conditions that affect driving, and healthcare professionals’ duty in relation to informing the DVLA

  • More than 2 million people in the UK are living with some sight loss, with poor vision involved in ten fatal and 56 serious road accidents in Great Britain in 2020
  • Find out about the most common conditions that affect people’s sight and nurses’ responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding
  • What RCN guidance says in terms of referring for diagnosis and treatment, signposting and advising patients

Almost one in five drivers (18%) say they have missed a turning because they were unable to see the road sign, and

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