Dr Patel now offers HGV Medicals, LGV Medical, PCV Medicals and Bus Medicals (section D4 of the license). He can assess you to ensure you are fit to drive.
Every new Driver must undergo an HGV medical exam with accompanying paperwork (D4) that is submitted to the DVLA. Experienced Drivers are also required to undergo a new medical exam every time their licence comes up for renewal.
An HGV licence in categories: C, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1 or D1E, is valid for five years.
Every five years up to age 45, you’ll need to sign a declaration to confirm that you still meet the medical standards. After the age of 45, you’ll need to provide a medical examination report every five years to renew your driving entitlement.
The HGV medical is comprised of two parts:
Discussion with Dr Patel
You will be interviewed by the Doctor, and have the opportunity to discuss any existing medical conditions that may interfere with safe driving. Your medical history will also be discussed.
Physical Exam by Dr Patel
- Completing an eye test (if you wear glasses/ contact lenses, one test without and one test whilst you’re wearing them)
- Recording your blood pressure
- Making note on the D4 Form any medication you’re currently taking
- Going through your previous medical history (these questions are on the form and are compulsory).