Information for Health
We are pleased to announce that we are now receiving referrals from NHS Health Professionals
Wessex DriveAbility is committed in working closely with health professionals to support the needs of individuals that would benefit from our services. Our aim is to enable individuals to commence, continue or return to driving to maintain an independent lifestyle.
We specialise in assisting those with a medical condition, disability, injury or age-related issue, who would like advice regarding driving or travelling in a vehicle. As Wessex DriveAbility is a Driving Mobility Centre, we work closely with DVLA, and our driving assessment reports are recognised by DVLA and may assist in licence re-application or where any medical investigations are being carried out.
As a health professional, if you feel that your patient will benefit from our service you can refer them to our Centre under our NHS referral process. This will provide you with information regarding the status of your patients application and assessment, you will also be sent a copy of your patients assessment report on completion of their assessment. Your client will also pay a subsidised fee for the assessment of £60 (usually £125)
It is important that your patient has informed the DVLA of any notifiable medical conditions prior to carrying out their assessment, they may do this during the application stages whilst they are awaiting for their assessment date. For more information on notifiable medical conditions and how to inform DVLA, please visit: www.gov.uk/driving-medical-condition
Our NHS Referral Process
1. The NHS Health professional first completes the referral form. To obtain a referral form, please request this by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 02380 554 100. Our Centre will email or post referral forms to NHS professionals only.
2. Once we have received the referral, we will post an application pack to the individual. We ask that on all occasions, the patient has already been made aware that Wessex DriveAbility will be in contact.
3. Once we are in receipt of a completed application form and payment, we will book the assessment date.
4. Once the assessment is completed, we will post the individual and the referring health professional a copy of the assessment report, and if appropriate, we will also ask the individual to post a copy of the assessment report to the DVLA.
Should the individual choose not to have the assessment or we have not received a response, following 21 days after we have posted the information to the individual, we will destroy the referral and the referring health professional will be informed.