Medical Health

Health declaration proceedure

All drivers must sign a health declaration and undergo a DVLA license check at registration, and quarterly afterwards, confirming that they:

  • Have produced their latest licence
  • Have not had a change in health/eyesight which could affect their entitlement to drive – if so they must also inform DVLA
  • Do not have any pending convictions, endorsements or disqualifications
  • Will inform you and DVLA if their health/eyesight changes in a way which could affect their entitlement to drive
  • Will inform you of any road traffic incidents, convictions, endorsements or disqualifications which could affect their entitlement to drive

Driver’s health declaration

It is an offence for a person to drive on a road any vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence authorising him to drive it. It is also an offence for a person to cause or permit another person to drive it.

This is an example declaration that you wll be asked to sign at registration and quarterly afterwards.

I have had no change in my health, which could affect my entitlement to drive, in particular, for ALL licences:

  • Epilepsy
  • Fits or blackouts
  • Repeated attacks of sudden disabling giddiness (dizziness that prevents you from functioning normally)
  • Diabetes controlled by insulin
  • An implanted cardiac pacemaker
  • An implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
  • Persistent alcohol abuse or dependency
  • Persistent drug abuse or dependency
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Narcolepsy or sleep apnoea syndrome
  • Stroke, with any symptoms lasting longer than one month, recurrent ‘mini strokes’ or TIAs (Transient Ischaemic Attacks)
  • Any type of brain surgery, severe head injury involving inpatient treatment, or brain tumour
  • Any other chronic (long term) neurological condition
  • A serious problem with memory or episodes of confusion
  • Severe learning disability
  • Serious psychiatric illness or mental ill-health
  • Total loss of sight in one eye
  • Any condition affecting both eyes, or the remaining eye only (not including short or long sight or colour blindness)
  • Any condition affecting your visual field (the surrounding area you can see when looking directly ahead)
  • Any persistent limb problem for which your driving has to be restricted to certain types of vehicles or those with adapted controls

Also, for vocational licences:

  • Angina, other heart conditions or heart operation
  • Diabetes controlled by tablets
  • Visual problems affecting either eye
  • Any form of stroke, including TIAs (Transient Ischaemic Attacks)

If any of the above affects me I will inform my employer as soon as possible. I understand that I must also inform DVLA by writing to the: Drivers Medical Group, DVLA, Swansea SA99 1TU (the appropriate medical questionnaires can be downloaded from www.direct.gov.uk/driverhealth).

Failure to do so is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £1,000. I will inform my employer of any road traffic incidents, convictions, endorsements or disqualifications that occur, which could affect my entitlement to drive, as soon as possible.

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