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frequently asked questions

Here are some common questions.

Please see a list of frequently asked questions below. If your question isn’t on the list, please get on touch from the contact us page or the messenger icon on the bottom right.

Any doctor who holds full registration with the GMC (General Medical Council) and is licensed to practise medicine in the UK can complete the DVLA D4 Driver Medical.

All our doctors carry copies of the D4 medical form, however we always advise bringing your own copy to your appointment just to be on the safe side, you can get a copy of the the D4 medical form here:

  • Download the D4 medical off our website here.

Whilst the doctor completes the D4 medical for you, to reduce the costs you will need to complete the D2 form yourself. For more information on how to complete your D2 or D47P form please visit the DVLA website.

The doctor will examine you in accordance with the requirements of the relevant D4 Medical Form.

During the medical our Doctor will:

  • Complete an eye test (if you wear glasses/ contact lenses, one test without and one test whilst you’re wearing them)
  • Record your blood pressure
  • List on the D4 Form any medication you’re currently taking
  • Ask about your previous medical history (these questions are on the form and are compulsory).
  • You may be asked to provide a urine sample to test for diabetes


Once the medical is completed you sign the back page to confirm you have given the correct information to the Doctor and you must then check you are happy the form is fully completed and correct before ticking at the end of the form. This is very important as if there are mistakes or omissions the form is returned to you by DVLA who deem this the driver’s responsibility.
Once you have posted the form to DVLA they make a decision on fitness, they will either accept your application or reject it and explain why.

Approximately 15 minutes but if your medical history is complicated expect it to take longer.

Yes it does, You will be asked to complete the test with and without your glasses/ contact lenses. Please bring a container to place your lenses in if you wear contact lenses.

Below is a list of the six items you will need to bring to the doctor for your driver medical assessment:

  1. D4 Medical form/ taxi medical form (or form relating to the medical you have booked)
  2. Driving licence (or passport if your licence is currently with DVLA or lost)
  3. Your driving glasses and optical prescription (contact lenses must be removed for the ‘uncorrected vision’ eye test)
  4. A list of all your current medication, the doses and the date you began taking them
  5. Any hospital letters or details of hospital consultants who are treating you
  6. You may be asked to provide a urine sample to test for diabetes

Of course, you will receive an email with a VAT receipt alongside your appointment confirmation email. 

The DVLA D4 medical form is valid for 4 months from the date of the doctor’s signature (ie date of D4 form completion), so you must send the paperwork in to DVLA within 4 months of your medical for it to be accepted, for group 2 licence categories to be added to your licence or renewed. Please note this does not mean you must pass your HGV/PCV theory or practical driving test within 4 months.

If this is your first application, when you receive your licence back from DVLA with the additional provisional categories these are available to view online and will not show on your physical photocard driving licence.

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Taxi Medical: Certain councils require a medical summary to be seen by the doctor. Please consult the medical form and ensure the form can be completed by any registered doctor before booking. If unsure, please give us a call or chat to us on our live message service using and we will be happy to assist.

As of September 2021, you must bring your medical summary for the following councils: Blackburn, Burnley, Cheshire West & Chester, Knowsley, Liverpool, Manchester, North Warwickshire, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Sefton, Shropshire, South Ribble, St Helen’s, Stockport, Telford & Wrekin, Trafford, and Walsall.

HGV Medical: A medical summary is not required for a HGV (D4) medical.

In the event that you wish to cancel your medical appointment, you must
provide us with at least 24hrs notice (Monday to Friday). Where you provide us with
this notice, we will refund the fee paid by you for the cancelled medical appointment