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The licence holder or applicant must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency DVLA of any medical condition that could affect their ability to drive safely.

DVLA: – At a Glance Guide to Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive

If asked for an opinion about a patient’s fitness to drive, the doctor should consult DVLA guidance to determine whether the patient should inform DVLA of their condition, what the DVLA’s decision is likely to be, and whether the gkance should continue to drive in the meantime.


The advice given should be documented.

The table below summarises DVLA recommendations for conditions commonly encountered in primary care, as relevant to holders of a Group 1 licence i. For further advice, contact: At a glance guide to the current medical standards of fitness to drive.

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No Angina Cease driving if symptoms occur at rest, with emotion or at the wheel. No Arrhythmia Cease driving if the arrhythmia has caused or is glnace to cause incapacity. No Hypertension Can continue driving.

Parkinson’s disease, MS Can be licensed if medical assessment confirms that driving performance is not impaired. Yes Epilepsy Epileptic attack whilst awake: Epileptic attack whilst asleep: When treatment is being withdrawn, patient should generally cease driving until xt months after treatment cessation.

Assessing fitness to drive: a guide for medical professionals

Yes Mania or hypomania Cease driving during acute illness. Yes Psychotic disorders acute Cease driving during acute illness. Yes For further advice, contact: Have you registered with us yet? Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins Register Already registered?


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Register Now Already Registered? Licence withheld until patient has been free of problems for: Cease driving if the arrhythmia has caused or is likely to cause incapacity. Epileptic attack whilst awake: Cease driving during acute illness.