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A Complete Guide to Driver Medical Examinations: What to Expect at Motor Medicals

Medical examination

If you are a professional driver (lorry or taxi), you know how important it is to have a valid driver medical examination certification. The exam ensures that you are fit to drive and that you are not putting yourself or other road users at risk. At Motor Medicals, we provide HGV,D4, Taxi & C1 medical exams, and we understand that the process can be overwhelming, especially if you are not sure what to expect. In this blog post, we will guide you through what to expect during a driver medical examination, so you can feel prepared and confident when you come to us for your exam.


Paperwork and Medical History Review

Before the physical examination begins, you will be required to fill out some paperwork and provide information about your medical history. This information will help the medical examiner to determine any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect your ability to drive. We recommend that you bring any necessary medical documents to help speed up this process.


Physical Examination

After the paperwork is completed, the medical examiner will perform a physical examination. The examiner will check your eyesight, hearing, blood pressure, and pulse rate. They will also check your heart, lungs, and abdomen. You may be required to remove some clothing items during this examination.


Urine Test

A urine test will also be conducted to screen for any underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or kidney problems.

Medical Report and Certification

Once the examination is complete, the medical examiner will provide you with a medical report and certification. If you pass the examination, you will receive a certificate that is valid for a specific period. If there are any medical concerns, the medical examiner may recommend further testing or treatment before you can be certified to drive.


At Motor Medicals, we understand that undergoing a driver medical examination can be stressful. Our team of experienced medical examiners is committed to making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Book an appointment with us today for a professional and reliable driver medical examination experience.


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