ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SLEEP APNOEA – PROBABLY
Although we support patients in many ways, we do not provide medical advice. If you suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnoea please contact your GP who will be able to refer you to a specialised sleep clinic.
If you need a confidential chat with a Help Line volunteer, call 0800 025 3500 and choose Option 1--this is a Freephone number and you will not be charged.
Help Line Privacy Notice
At the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association (SATA) and the Scottish Association for Sleep Apnoea (SASA) we take your privacy seriously.
We will only use your personal information to assist us in our efforts to help you.
We only collect information that we need for specific purposes.
We keep all data secure while it is in our possession.
We ensure all data is relevant and kept up to date.
We will only hold as much data as we need and only for as long as we need it.
In exceptional cases and only if you provide us with written permission (or in an email), we will share your information with a third party for the specific purpose of obtaining progress in your enquiry.
You can see the data we hold on you upon written request while we are dealing with you enquiry, but once your case is closed the data is securely destroyed.
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ONLY COMMUNICATE BY LETTER WHEN YOU HAVE HAD A SLEEP TEST AND BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA SYNDROME OR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA WITH EXCESSIVE SLEEPINESS, HAVING OR LIKELY TO HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON DRIVING.
DO NOT, PHONE THE DVLA OR USE THEIR ON-LINE MEDICAL REPORTING SYSTEM, FOR IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE YOUR LICENCE WILL PROBABLY BE REVOKED.
KEEP A COPY OF EVERYTHING.
N.B. IF A DOCTOR TELLS YOU NOT TO DRIVE THEN YOU MUST NOT DRIVE. IF YOU DO DRIVE, YOU WILL BE BREAKING THE LAW AND WILL PROBABLY BE UNINSURED.