Welcome to the DVLA’s ‘at a glance guide’ to the current medical standards. This guide is intended for use by medical professionals to aid them with any enquiries they may receive from the general public.
For information regarding our role and how the medical standards are set please see the links above. To find the medical condition information you require please make use of the various search facilities available under the ‘Site Tools’ box to the right.
The free text search box will search the at a glance pages only and will return the most relevant results, the search by a-z facility will allow you to search by medical condition (e.g. S for Stroke) and the chapter view will display the guide as it was laid out in the PDF file (e.g. Neurological conditions).
This guide is also available in a basic PDF booklet (without bookmarks and links) which can be downloaded from the Download Centre below.
It is advised that the applicant or licence holder must notify DVLA unless stated otherwise in the text, in some cases, a combination of multiple medical conditions, each insufficient in itself to disqualify from driving, may produce an annual risk of incapacitation unacceptable for either a Group 1 or a Group 2 licence, or render a person a likely source of danger.
When such a combination of risk factors is felt to be present, the patient should be advised not to drive. The healh professional may seek clarification from the DVLA.
Advice for the general public
Health information for the general public can be found on Gov.uk, please see the information box at the bottom of this page
> At a glance introduction
Updates to the at a glance guide are made following the Secretary of State's honorary medical panel meetings, which are usually held twice a year. To find the latest updates to the guide please follow the link below.
For the latest honorary panel information, meeting agenda's and copies of meeting minutes please follow the link below.
Our drivers medical information can be found under the Motoring section of the Gov.uk website, the new place to find government services and information.
Use the tools below to search for the medical condition required.Search by A to z
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