Our in-house doctors provide a wide range of medical examinations covering the following driving professions:
A typical medical examination conducted at our offices in Glasgow takes around an hour to complete and includes the following elements:
- Completion of questionnaire
- Eye test
- Blood pressure measurement
- Urine test
- Full physical examination of heart, lungs, circulation, nervous system, musculoskeletal system and abdomen
Upon successful completion of the medical, a certificate will be issued on the same day as the appointment. (Note – patients will also be informed of any abnormal findings which could affect the issue or renewal of the licence.)
This certificate can then be returned alongside a completed D4 medical form to the DVLA. For more information regarding ‘Medical Rules for Drivers’ please refer to the DVLA website.
The DVLA require existing lorry drivers to have a medical at the age of 45, and thereafter every five years until the age of 65. (Note – Drivers over the age of 65 require a medical every year.)
The DVLA usually sends out a reminder letter, together with the D4 medical form, a few weeks before your medical is due.
Your renewal/medical examination requirements can be determined from the expiry date the back of your plastic licence. If you think your renewal is due but you haven’t heard from DVLA you can contact them through the channels on the following page – DVLA Contact Details