We are currently planning our 2019 AGM
If you have a subject matter that you wish raised or discussed please let us know. We welcome all input.
Current provisional themes are as follows:
Interpretation of sleep study results. (What do all those squiggles mean?)
The role of the Sleep ~Consultant
Updates of the legislators (DVLA) (Chris Rogers SATA)
Equipment presentation and development ( Phillips Respironics)
Questions and answers
Meet your fellow sufferers and enjoy a relaxed and fun-filled gathering
The next meeting will be held on 3rd Apri 2019, 1600hrs, at St Woolos chapel. All welcome.
The date set for this years AGM is Saturday 7th September. Usual venue and time 1000-1300hrs.
Further info to follow.
We are delighted to announce that Prof Mary Morel of Imperial College London will again address delegates at the AGM. This is bound to be an entertaining talk and will be full of fun anecdotes.
Mr Chris Rogers Secretary General of SATA (SleepApnoea Trust) will update us on the latest important DVLA guidelines on Sleep Apnoea and also the NICE TA139 directive.
Our President Dr Melissa Hack and Sister Jeanette Richards will be available to answer your questions.
We understand that Phil Paice of Phillips Respironics and a Representative from ResMed will be displaying their equipment and giving advice on the use of this equipment.
Come along and bring your friends to this great event.
The 2018 AGM will be held on the 15th September at 1100 hrs. As in previous year it will be held at the Friars Centre top of Belle Vue Lane Newport.
All are welcome and a packed programme of for all is being planned.
Our next committee meeting will be on June 6th 2018 at St Woolos Chapel at 1600 Hrs All welcome as our meetings are open.
On behalf of the Committee we wish all our members, friends and acquaintances a Very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful, Healthy and Successful New Year.
Our next meeting is on the 10th January 2018 at the St Woolos Chapel at 1600hrs. All are very welcome.
Sleep Clinic returns to Cardiff on Friday 15th December
We’re delighted to announce the return of our Sleep Clinic to Cardiff.
We’ll be offering all our usual in-clinic services as well as free demos on AirSense 10, AirMini and the new AirTouch mask range.
To book a place, call us on 0800 917 7071 or email email@example.com
ResMed at the Cyncoed Consulting Rooms
277 Cyncoed Road
Cyncoed, Cardiff CF23 6PA
This article is reproduced courtesy of ResMed 7.11.17
OSA and Driving
Following discussions between The OSA Partnership Group and the DVLA relating to the requirements for driving with OSA, there have been some changes to the guidance provided for medical professionals.
These changes mean that if you are diagnosed with OSA but do not have sleepiness that impairs your ability to drive, you may continue to drive as normal and do not need to notify the DVLA.
If you have sleepiness and it is suspected that you may have OSA, you should stop driving but you do not have to notify the DVLA until a diagnosis has confirmed.
However, if OSA Syndrome, i.e. with sleepiness sufficient to impair driving is confirmed, you must not drive and must notify the DVLA.
We recommend the following steps:
- If you are a professional driver, who relies on your driving licence for your livelihood, mention this to your GP and request that they write to your local sleep centre to request fast tracked treatment within four weeks. Guidelines can be found here.
- Once OSA Syndrome has been confirmed, regardless of whether you are a type 1 or a type 2 licence holder, we recommend that you write to the DVLA (rather than calling the helpline number or online services). You must stop driving in the interim and start the recommended treatment.
- Once this treatment is successfully controlling your symptoms and your consultant has confirmed this, you may start driving once again and notify the DVLA that the symptoms are under control. Your licence won’t be affected as long as you comply with the treatment.
If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to your consultant or sleep specialist.
The 2017 AGM was possibly the best attended gathering the WSAS has experienced. An audience in excess of 50 turned up. The interaction was excellent and a interesting presentation of the new mini ResMed CPAP was well received by the audience. More to follow in due course.