Over 23% of the North Coast population is over 65 years of age, compared to around 16% in NSW and 15% in Australia. Given the high elderly population in this region, dealing with decisions about fitness to drive are inevitable for all practitioners.
This multidisciplinary workshop is designed to help clinicians clarify their responsibilities and options when dealing with elderly patients. This event will provide the standards and procedures provided by Transport for NSW and will offer an outline of transport options available to elderly patients who can no longer drive.
A panel of subject experts will discuss the local services available to assist in the assessment of patients and strategies to juggle their patients’ best interests with public safety concerns.
By attending this workshop, participants will have increased their confidence, knowledge and skills to enable them to:
- Explain their responsibilities with respect to completing Fitness To Drive medicals for elderly patients.
- Utilise local services to assist in assessment of a patient’s fitness to drive when there are some potential concerns.
- Explain to their patients the options available to them for Fitness To Drive assessments, their associated costs and the procedures involved.
- Certify patients appropriately for conditional driving licences when required.
- Assist patients who are no longer able to drive to access the best transport alternative options.
6:00pm – Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:30pm – Workshop commences
8:30pm – Close
- Allocated 4 CPD Activity Points (Activity 193688) with RACGP
- ACRRM points pending
- 2 CPD hours for nurses and allied health professionals
For more information on this event please contact North Coast GP Training via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 5632 1250.
The Health Workforce Professional Development events are funded by the North Coast Primary Health Network, an Australian Government initiative.
Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, Hastings Macleay