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Re: [IPk] Vehicle insurance

Hi Sammy
As I understand it, legally you can drive a regular ambulance (St Johns 
or otherwise) if you have a C1 licence and you're declared fit to drive 
(well controlled etc). However you are NOT allowed to drive any kind of 
emergency response vehicle as an insulin-dependent diabetic. That's the 
legal stuff.

Did you speak to SJA directly or is this just hearsay? I suggest you 
contact them directly to find out exactly what the ruling is, if you 
haven't done so. If it's really an insurance matter as you say, then 
there's not much they can do, but that sounds rather odd to me!
I'd ring them up and get it from the horse's mouth.

On 27/04/2011 22:18, email @ redacted wrote:
> Hi,
 > I have recently found out that, from May, diabetics treated with insulin are
> not
 > longer going to be able to drive vehicles in St John Ambulance as the
> company apparently won't insure diabetics. Is this allowed? I didn't think
> insurance companies were allowed to discrimate against diabetes for driving?
 > There obviously may be more to it than I know about but considering I'm
 > to drive NHS ambulances being diabetic stopping me with SJA vehicles it isn't
> ruling I understand.
> Does anyone have any experience/advice on this? I'd really like to be able to
> drive the ambulances if possible and it seems unfair that I won't be able to
 > especially given that so far I've had no problems with diabetes whilst
> or while working on an ambulance.
> Cheers
> Sammy
> .
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