We are a local provider offering a wide range of Medical Examinations:
This medical assessment is performed at Just Health, Burnley. As per the DVLA D4 Medical form guidelines this test must be conducted strictly by a medical practitioner who is registered with the general medical council (GMC). The Eye Test however can be performed by a fully trained & registered optician who is able to stamp the first part of the form. There may be an additional cost for this service as it falls outside NHS coverage.
To Complete a D4 medical form you need to be assessed by a doctor who will verify that you are fit to drive. You can book by calling 01282 936900 and the cost is just £50.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU?
Your driving glasses/contact lenses & prescription
Details of any ongoing medical conditions plus any medication you are taking
DVLA STANDARD GROUP 2 MEDICAL FORM CLICK LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT
HGV and PCV drivers must have medicals throughout their careers:
First application of your provisional Category C1 (7.5t), C (rigid) or D1 (minibus), D (bus) licence
When you turn 45 you will need to do another medical followed by one every 5 years after that until aged 65.
You will be required to give a urine sample as they will be testing for diabetes so best to drink a pint of water before you leave the house. The examination will only take around 15-30 minutes and you will be asked questions about the following topics:
cardiovascular system including high Blood pressure.
endocrine system such as diabetes
musculoskeletal such as back pain
neurological such as stroke
psychiatric such as depression
Based on your answers and the results of the tests your doctor will give an opinion as to whether you satisfy the DVLA Group 2 medical standards.
There are no definitive yes or no’s to what what medical conditions could prevent you from passing this examinations but if you have any of the ailments listed below then it’s highly likely that your Taxi, LGV, HGV and PCV driving licence application will be refused:
Insulin treated/insulin dependent diabetes
Monocular or poor vision
A progressive degenerative illness
A history of alcohol or drug abuse
A history of mental illness or severe mental handicap
A physical disability which might impair the ability to discharge the requirements of a vocational driver
Neurological or neurosurgical disorders (.e.g strokes, blackouts, head injuries)
Certain prescribed medications.
Taxi driver medicals can be completed by our General Practitioner. However Local Authorities (and not the DVLA) decide who can carry them out. Most Local Authorities allow any GP to perform Taxi Medicals where as some state only the driver’s own General Practitioner may do so.
Please obtain the required medical form and confirm with your Local Authority that any GP can complete your medical before booking to avoid disappointment.
Our examination will vary between each Local Authority as they decide what questions and tests are involved in the medical. But all medicals include an eye test, a diabetes test and blood pressure test. Every medical must follow the same guidelines that a driver must reach Group 2 Medical Standards. You can find your medical form online and see what’s involved by visiting your Local Authority’s website and searching for ‘Taxi Licensing’.
Some Local Authorities require a Doctor to have access to medical records when completing the medical, This may need to be requested from you GP surgery.