To examine the documentation regarding patients driving while under the care of a crisis resolution team and whether advice is being given by all members of the team. An audit was carried out looking at the case records of patients and information was collated about whether they had been asked if they were driving and whether any advice had been given. Following the audit there was a team presentation and guidelines distributed. The audit was repeated 6 months later.
The first cycle of the audit included 58 patients. There was documentation about driving for two patients and appropriate advice given for one. The second cycle included 53 patients. There was documentation about two patients and advice given for one.
Patients are not being asked whether they drive and advice is not routinely being given despite clear guidelines. Further research is needed to look at interventions at a local level that could improve this.
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