Medical for all drivers
Taxi Driver Medical
A taxi driver medical is carried out to ensure that drivers are in good enough health to safely drive a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage on the public highway.
Before you book with us – Your Local Authority, not the DVLA, decide who can carry out your medical. Therefore, we strongly advise customers to check first whether or not any General Practitioner can complete the medical examination for them. This is because most Local Authorities allow any GP to perform Taxi Medicals whereas others state that only the driver’s own General Practitioner may do so.
*In addition, some Local Authorities require that the person conducting your medical has access to your medical records. This may need to be requested from your GP surgery in advance of your appointment.
Your appointment – Please bring with you the following to your medical appointment:
• Medical Form (you can find your medical form online by visiting your Local Authority’s website and searching for ‘Taxi Licensing’)
• Photographic Identification
• Your driving glasses/contact lenses and prescription
• Details of any ongoing medical conditions plus any medication you are taking
• Medical records as required The medical professional conducting your medical will review your medical records based on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Group 2 Medical Standards.
The medical examination itself takes approximately fifteen minutes to complete and covers the following areas:
• Endocrine system
We may not make a fitness decision during your medical as there may be additional checks and time required e.g., if you have suffered from a previous medical condition related to your heart, in which case an Echocardiogram (ECG) may be required. Local Authorities have adopted Group 2 guidelines but often do not have the facilities to deal with a follow up such as an ECG, you will be expected to arrange this yourself if it is deemed necessary.
Your medical test results – If your test results are normal, the medical professional conducting your medical will provide a fitness certificate to confirm to the DVLA that you are fit to drive a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage If your test results are not normal, or if your test is unsuccessful, the medical professional conducting your medical is obliged to report to the DVLA that you do not fit the medical requirements.
in clinic £49
You must bring either your D4 form or Taxi Medical form to your appointment. (Failure to bring your form may result in your appointment being cancelled).
You must print your name (do not sign your name) and write your date of birth in the indicated boxes on the bottom of every page of the D4 form.
You must complete your personal details and NHS GP details on the the D4 form.
If you have had hospital treatment or you are under the care of a specialist, Please bring details with you including Dates of attendance, hospital report or letter and results.
You must bring photo I.D. (we only accept passport or photo driving licence). Without photo I.D. we will not be able to release your medical forms.
Important Information for drivers attending with the New D4 Form Only
You need to get a copy of your medical records from your registered
GP and bring them to your appointment. Attending without a copy of your
medical records may result in a delay in your form being released.