Charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath

markc

New member
#1
Hello i have bean charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath and i have got to have a medical but have a needle phobia so wont give blood can i still do the medical
 
#2
Is it that you don’t like needles, or that you have a phobia?
There is a big difference!
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Have you ever declined to have inoculations or a Tetanis jab?
I think the best way, if the answers are no to tattoos and yes to the injection bits, then speak with your doctor and see if he / she will be prepared to give you a letter saying that you have a genuine fear of needles which you can supply to DVLA and they will consider an alternative.
If the answers are the other way round, you may not like needles but you have shown that you are prepared to have needles used if you want to, so you will have to suck it up and have another one.......
 

markc

New member
#3
Is it that you don’t like needles, or that you have a phobia?
There is a big difference!
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Have you ever declined to have inoculations or a Tetanis jab?
I think the best way, if the answers are no to tattoos and yes to the injection bits, then speak with your doctor and see if he / she will be prepared to give you a letter saying that you have a genuine fear of needles which you can supply to DVLA and they will consider an alternative.
If the answers are the other way round, you may not like needles but you have shown that you are prepared to have needles used if you want to, so you will have to suck it up and have another one.......
Is it that you don’t like needles, or that you have a phobia?
There is a big difference!
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Have you ever declined to have inoculations or a Tetanis jab?
I think the best way, if the answers are no to tattoos and yes to the injection bits, then speak with your doctor and see if he / she will be prepared to give you a letter saying that you have a genuine fear of needles which you can supply to DVLA and they will consider an alternative.
If the answers are the other way round, you may not like needles but you have shown that you are prepared to have needles used if you want to, so you will have to suck it up and have another one.......
I have a phobia
 

TipsyNurse

Well-known member
#4
You need to contact the DVLA. If it was a nursing test the options would be either pay for the extra medical teams needed to sedate you, or submit an application without the CDT test with the higher likelihood it will be declined.

The cheapest option would be Ineox, which is nitrous oxide, it gives you an out of body spacer out feeling (I can highly recommend it!). You won't care about anything on that, but it can be difficult to get hold of outside an acute setting.

The other option is to speak to your GP and see if they will give you some short acting anti-anxiety medication like diazepam but I'm not sure how bad your phobia is.

Either way the best option by far would be to get a blood sample by some method, unfortunately for every person that has genuine needle phobia there is probably one who uses it to try and get out if the test.
 
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