DVLA – Driving & Medical Conditions

For many conditions the patient should be informed to stop driving and inform the DVLA of their condition. It is the patients responsibility to inform the DVLA, and we should encourage them to do so.

[There is a £1000 fine AND the risk of prosecution]

Doctors and other healthcare professionals should:

  • Advise the individual on the impact of their medical condition for safe driving ability
  • Advise the individual on their legal requirement to notify the DVLA of any relevant condition
  • Notify the DVLA if an individual cannot or will not notify the DVLA themselves.

Links to Condition list

Common conditions that need to be reported:

Remember: Recommendations are different for Bus/HGV and Car/Bike

  • Epilepsy
  • Strokes & TIA (inc. amaurosis fugax)
  • Traumatic brain injury/Intracranial Bleeds
  • Collapse (car drivers don’t need to report if diagnosed as simple vasovagal while standing)
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Cardiac conditions (esp Bus/HGV]
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Severe Anxiety/Depression & other psychological diagnosis
  • Alcohol/drug dependence
  • Visual impairments