Quick Answer: Do Doctors Inform DVLA?

How long does it take to get Licence back after DVLA medical?

You should receive your driving licence from the DVLA within three weeks after they accept your application documents.

If your health or personal details need to be checked it could take longer..

How long should you stop drinking before a DVLA medical?

DVLA Medical Examination Results If the refusal was due to alcohol misuse then a minimum period of six months controlled drinking or abstinence must be attained alongside normalisation of blood parameters.

Can a doctor tell you not to drive?

In most situations, your doctor can’t stop you from driving. In fact, there’s no way to enforce a doctor’s advice not to drive. But share with your doctor any concerns you have about near misses on the road. That may lead to some advice that can help you be a safer driver.

What happens if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition?

You could be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a condition that might affect your ability to drive safely. You could also be prosecuted if you have an accident.

What illness do you have to tell the DVLA?

If you have a mental illness or are taking medication that may affect your driving, you need to tell the DVLA. Other mental health conditions you’ll need to declare to the DVLA include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Personality Disorder. This is because of the potential for them to affect behaviour.

What medical conditions can you not drive with?

Neurological conditions Multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and other conditions affecting your nervous system can all affect your ability to drive.

How long do DVLA doctors take?

You’ll usually get a decision within 6 weeks. You’ll get a letter from DVLA if it’s going to take longer.

Do I need to tell DVLA if I have a blue badge?

If you are a driver and your disability is likely to affect your ability to drive (even if your car is adapted), the law says you must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Can a doctor notify DVLA?

As it stands doctors do not need a patient’s consent to inform the DVLA, which is legally responsible for deciding whether a person is medically fit to drive, when a patient has continued driving in such instances.

Can your GP stop you driving?

Family doctors can now report patients they believe are unfit to drive – without telling them first. Tough new guidance, which comes into force today, says GPs have a duty to inform the authorities if a patient is driving against medical advice.

Do DVLA check medical records?

He continued: “The DVLA is dependent on drivers making them aware of any medical conditions that will prevent them from driving. … However, an applicant’s medical records are not usually made available to the occupational doctor.

Can I actually speak to someone at DVLA?

Please direct all enquiries to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at 0300 123 9000. Operating Hours: DVLA’s operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.