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Is it up to the patient to decide when to drive or go back to work after an operation?

Every patient is different and when I spoke to Dr Bill Boyd this morning on 4MK, it became apparent there are very few guidelines on when patients can return to work, drive vehicles etc after medical procedures.

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As well as being concerned about accidents at work or on the road because people have returned too soon, Bill is very concerned that right now there are many people working and driving under the influence of opioids and other strong drugs.

Is there an answer?

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