Welcome to The Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

Working to improve the lives of sleep apnoea patients,their partners and their families. Managed by volunteers, SATA is regarded as the leading UK charity working in the field of Sleep Apnoea

Complimentary Medical Alert card and purchase of a Medical Equipment Baggage Tag are now additional benefits if you join the Trust


Detailed DVLA Guidance for UK Drivers with Sleep Apnoea – Updated Sep 2018


SATA’s detailed guidance for UK drivers with sleep apnoea is now downloadable as a pdf:

SATA DVLA & Driving Patient Information Sheets – July 2018

The information is complex and needs to be read in detail and fully understood, to make sure you make the right choices. Using the pdf format, we are able to quickly make changes and keep you up to date, without major website alterations.

To vIew these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader – click here is you do not have it https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/

This has become necessary as recently, “cherry picking” of the information from the visible website text, has lead to incorrect choices being made.

Further information from the DVLA and British Thoracic Society is available through the following links to help you:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tiredness-can-kill-advice-for-drivers

https://www.gov.uk/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-driving

https://www.gov.uk/driving-medical-conditions

BTS Position Statement on Driving & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) 2018

DVLA OSAS Medical Guidance

Driven to Despair – How Drivers are let down by the DVLA

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