HGV (Heavy Good Vehicle) Medical

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If you drive a lorry or bus you will need to have A HGV medical carried out to ensure you are safe to drive.

When do I need a HGV medical (DLM1)?

  1. When you apply for a provisional licence to drive lorries, buses or minibuses you need to complete a medical examination report (DLM1).

  2. Once you are over 45 you will need to repeat the medical examination every five years until you are 65.

  3. Once you turn 65 year old you will need to have this medical examination every year.

  4. Or, If you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions you must notify the Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) and you may need to update your medical examination sooner:

  • Neurological (Brain or nerve) condition

  • Psychiatric (Mental illness) condition

  • Alcohol dependency

  • Drug dependency

  • Eye problem

  • Diabetes treated with insulin or tablets**

  • Heart disease*

  • Sleep problems

  • Injury to spine (back)

  • Cancer

  • Tumour

  • Other medical conditions: kidney disease

  • Medical conditions that could affect your driving.

A full list of medical conditions That could affect your driving can be found here.

Do I need to have my HGV medical examination carried out by my own GP?

Dr. Graham can complete your medical if she has a full GP summary print-out which you can obtain for free from your registered GP.

*If you have ever had a heart attack, angina, coronary artery bypass graft, or a stent put into an artery in your heart, you must have a treadmill test or other heart stress test every three years. This is not included in the medical.

**If you have diabetes and use insulin, you may be able to hold a HGV license, but you will need to be attending a diabetes specialist every year and keeping a record of your blood sugar tests at least twice a day. The DVA will contact your diabetes specialist also.

**If you have diabetes and take certain tablets, you will need to show that you have been checking your own blood sugar measurement at least twice a day for the three months before the medical, with an electronic glucose monitor that can record measurements.

If you have high blood pressure and are on medication you need to provide at least three readings taken at home on different dates during the last month. Your blood pressure needs to be consistently below 180/100 mmhg otherwise you cannot drive any vehicle.

The HGV medical form called DLM1 can be picked-up at most MOT centres. Click here for addresses.

What you need to bring to your HGV Medical appointment

  • A full summary of your medical history from your GP ( this can be requested for free from your GP surgery ).

  • A copy of the results of any medical investigations/tests you may have done.

  • Photo ID - driving license or passport

  • DLM1 Medical Form ( Click here for details on where to get this )

  • A list of all your medications

  • Glasses/contact lenses if worn

  • Your most recent prescription from your optician

  • If you wear contact lenses - bring a container to place them in during the eye test as your eyes need to be tested with and without corrective lenses. It may be easier to wear your glasses.

 

Price £70

  • If you have any other questions about your HGV medical please call us on 02890585971 or email: info@vitalishealth.co.uk


 

PSV (Personal service vehicle) Medical

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Taxi (TLM1) Medical

Who needs to have a PSV/taxi medical (TLM1)?

  • All first time applicants

  • Anyone over the age of 45 years of age and every five years after

  • Anyone over the age of 65 years of age and each year after this.


    This excerpt has been taken from the the NI direct website:

“ All first time applicants and those over 45 years of age are required to have a TLM1 medical form completed by their GP. We will send a TLM1 medical form out to you when we receive your application. You will need to arrange for your doctor to complete the form.”

Dr. Graham will test your vision on the day of your medical so wear your glasses; But remember to bring your optician’s prescription with you.

You need to have seen your optometrist or optician in the previous two years.

What you need to bring to your taxi Medical appointment

  • A full summary of your medical history from your GP ( this can be requested for free from your GP surgery ).

  • A copy of the results of any medical investigations/tests you may have done.

  • Photo ID - driving license or passport

  • TLM1 Medical Form

  • A list of all your medications

  • Glasses/contact lenses if worn

  • Your most recent prescription from your optician

  • If you wear contact lenses - bring a container to place them in during the eye test as your eyes need to be tested with and without corrective lenses. It may be easier to wear your glasses.

 

Price £70

  • If you have any other questions about your taxi medical you can call us on 02890585971 or email: info@vitalishealth.co.uk