Why is anonymity needed? Isn’t confidential enough?
A survey undertaken by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) found that 98% of members agreed drivers were unlikely to raise concerns about OSA with their GP, the DVLA or their employer.
People do not feel sufficiently confident in their employment to raise concerns about their own capability to work. Consequently, they continue to drive whilst drowsy, putting themselves and others at risk.
Our experience demonstrates that without complete confidence, and trust that their livelihood is not in jeopardy, ‘confidential’ approaches are simply ignored.
Medical precedent suggests that individuals are more likely to seek help from their GP once they become aware they have a condition (or at the very least modify their habits and actions) and they seek help on average 10 months earlier, than those who are unaware.1
Trust, in the concept of a confidential conversation with your GP has been obliterated.
Two further reasons we believe people don’t come forward for help the ‘traditional’ way (that we do something about) include:
- Concerns about the impact on their immediate income and employment prospects
- Data security
We’ve recognised the need for the individual to remain anonymous, whilst finding out if they have a sleep-related breathing disorder.
And we’ve done something about it.
Snorer.com has created the ASAP Anonymous Sleep Apnoea Process™ to complement existing testing and treatment channels.
We’ve teamed up with Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide anonymous home sleep testing, resulting in a professional diagnosis by a specialist sleep consultant.
ASAP™ also offers an accelerated NHS treatment route, so diagnosed individuals may request to be ‘fast tracked‘ with Royal Papworth Hospital. They can arrange treatment within five working days of hospital receipt of their GP referral.
ASAP™ is CE marked, standalone, software as a medical device (SaMD)
The manufacturer of ASAP Anonymous Sleep Apnoea Process™ is Snorer.com Ltd. 2 Baynards Green Farm Cottage, Baynards Green, Bicester, Oxon, OX27 7SG. UK.
Offering ASAP™ to employees will be beneficial from multiple perspectives, including:
Your business and their health.
Improve alertness and productivity
ASAP™ anonymous home sleep testing, permits anyone to test without fear of the immediate consequences.
Once treated, they may be restored to previous levels of alertness with much improved productivity and vigilance.
Feel better - live longer
Commonly patients report feeling “ten years younger”.
Their life expectancy generally increases and they may also see a reduction in their need for other medications.
ASAP™ manufacturer is Snorer.com Ltd. 2 Baynards Green Farm Cottage, Baynards Green, Bicester, OX27 7SG. UK.