Glasgow medicals: HGV (LGV/PSV) D4 Medicals

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic,  our clinic is currently closed, as our face-to-face work is considered to be non-essential at the moment. We don’t know when we will be reopening as yet.
The DVLA have now issues guidelines to say that medicals may not currently be required to renew licenses (please see below).
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Coronavirus update: D4 medical suspension, driver hours and motorway services

The government has temporarily suspended the need for a D4 medical when renewing driving entitlements.

D4 medical suspension

With NHS staff rightly focused on the nationwide response to COVID-19, the government is taking action to protect essential supply chains by making temporary provisions for commercial drivers aged 45 and over, to forgo the need for a D4 medical in order to renew their driving entitlement.

This change is temporary and will only apply where the driver does not have any existing notifiable health conditions, and their licence has not expired before 1 January 2020. The licence will only be valid for 1 year instead of 5 years and the driver will need to submit a completed D4 when the licence is due for renewal in 12 months.

Drivers will still be required to self-declare any medical conditions that may affect their ability to drive. Those with health issues that prevent them from driving safely will not have their licence renewed. All drivers must ensure they are medically fit to drive.

More information can be found on GOV.UK

If you have any questions, you’re welcome to contact me on helen@brydenmedical.com.
Best wishes,
Dr Helen S Bryden