Don't worry, when you book with us we email you a copy of the D4 for you to print OFF and attend with. Please note, our doctors do not keep spare copies with them as it is the drivers responsibility to attend with the necessary paperwork. If you require a taxi medical most councils issue a medical form specific to them and you may need to bring your medical records with you. Please check with your licensing authority if you can have your medical completed privately, our doctors do not have access to your medical records.
You can visit any GMC qualified doctor for a driver medical. In some cases taxi drivers will have to visit their own GP depending on their council's rules in regards to medical history, please check with your licensing authority before booking your appointment. We also advise that if you have an extensive medical history or currently taking multiple prescription medications that you should attend an appointment with your own GP as this could delay your application to the DVLA.
Yes. We carry out an eye test with every medical and this is included in the price. For those drivers that wear glasses for driving, you will need to bring a recent prescription (within 2 years- 1year if diabetic) from your Optician to your appointment.
Don't worry. The doctor will refer you to your optician to get your eyes retested, which may result in you needing glasses for driving a Group 2 vehicle. After they have signed your form off its good to go to the DVLA.
We screen all drivers' urine to check for glucose levels, which can sometimes indicate signs of diabetes. Follow the link to see what the rules are from the DVLA. Diabetes Driving. We provide urine bottles and toilet facilities. It is very important the urine sample in done onsite to ensure it's a fresh true sample of the client coming for the examination.
For all the things required for your medical visit our 'things you need to bring' page or refer to your booking email.
The doctor completing all group 2 and taxi medicals does not make the decision whether you pass or fail. The doctors are purely instructed by the DVLA to complete an examination for the DVLA to make a decision. However if you have a fork lift truck or safety critical medical with us the doctor will make the decision if you have passed or failed the medical. Please note if the doctor finds anything that may be of concern he will make you aware of this and may not release your medical form.
- Take a blood pressure reading (if you have high blood pressure the doctor will take a further 3 readings) - Carry out an eye tests with and without glasses if worn for driving. - Test via dipstick your urine for possible signs of diabetes - List on the D4 Form any medication you may be currently taking - Ask some questions about previous medical history - Height will be recorded - Weight will be recorded
Paperwork The examination will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the relevant licencing authority's medical form. For HGV, LGV and PCV license holders this will be completion of the DVLA D4 Medical form. Taxi drivers will usually be issued with a specific medical form devised by their local Council, although some councils that we carry Taxi medicals out for require on a DVLA D4 from being completed. Motorsport medicals can vary depending on relevant race Licence body. These again will be provided with a medical form for the doctor to complete. Motorsport medicals may require an ECG so please talk to us directly before booking this type of medical. What your Medical entails -Take a Blood pressure measurement -Perform an eye test with and without glasses (if required/worn) -Test your urine for Diabetes and other conditions -List on the D4 Form any medication you're currently taking -Ask about questions about your medical history. The doctor will need to understand and be able to discuss with you your complete medical history The completed D4 Medical form must be posted to the DVLA. The ultimate decision to grant or renew the Licence is their decision. Should the Doctor identify any serious medical condition or issue this will be discussed with you at the time of the examination and offered advice how it would affect your application. You may proceed with the medical but the Doctor will not sign off the medical form. HGV / LGV Medical The medical requirements for an HGV/LGV Licence is identical to that for PCV: DVLA D4 form must be completed and a medical examination must be passed when first applying for your HGV Licence at 18; then a further medical examination at age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required. The interval between having your medical examination and applying for your Licence (or Licence renewal) must not exceed 3 months. The DVLA must be made aware of any changes to the health of an HGV / LGV Licence holder at any time. This may result in a requirement for a further medical examination being carried out depending upon individual circumstances. PCV Medical A restricted bus Licence can be obtained at age 18 (route and distance restrictions apply). A full bus Licence can be obtained at age 21. By law a DVLA D4 form must be completed for both types of PCV Licence and a relevant medical examination must be passed before a Licence can be granted. The current law for a PCV Licence is identical to that for HGV and LGV: a medical examination must be completed when you are applying for a first Licence, then a further medical examination at age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required. The interval between having your medical examination and applying for your Licence (or Licence renewal) must not exceed 3 months. The DVLA must be made aware of any changes to the health of a PCV Licence holder at any time. This may result in a requirement for a further medical examination being carried out depending upon individual circumstances Taxi Medical If you wish to apply for a taxi Licence a medical examination should take place before the application stage and then when the renewal of your Licence is due. The DVLA expects that a taxi driver should meet the same medical requirements as a HGV or PCV Licence holder. Visit the DVLA website if you need any more information at www.dvla.co.uk or speak with your local council. Please ensure that you bring the relevant Licencing Authority Medical Assessment Form with you otherwise the medical cannot be completed. *When requiring a medical for a taxi Licence it is important that you check with your local Licencing Authority whether you can have the medical carried out by any registered doctor as some Authorities insist on you going to your own GP. Any doubts or any queries please speak to directly*