At the appointment you should:
Fill in the grey section on page 1 (left hand side) ‘Your details’ and
page 8 (consent and declaration) along with your name and date of birth
at the foot of all other pages on the D4 when you are with the doctor
carrying out the medical examination. Check all sections of the medical
report have been fully filled in. If you send DVLA an incomplete report
your application will be returned.
What to expect on the day of
A routine medical examination approximately takes about 15 minutes; however,
it may take longer depending on your medical history. We advise that you
allow at least 1 hour for the appointment. On the day at the clinic the Doctor of Kent D4 Medical will:
- Check your identification.
- Take a blood pressure measurement.
- List on the D4 Form any medication you’re
- List on the D4 Form any hospital consultant
you see regularly.
- Document your height, weight, smoking and
alcohol history (To assist the Doctor it would be helpful to
bring a note of your most recent weight and height with you).
- Perform an eye test with and without glasses.
- Ask questions about your medical history
and document it on D4 form.
What happens after examination?
The completed D4 Medical Form must be posted to the relevant authority
by yourself. The interval between having your medical examination and
applying for your licence (or licence renewal) must not exceed 4 months.
Our Doctors do not decide regarding your fitness to license. They are
purely instructed to carry out these examinations only. The ultimate decision
to grant or renew the licence is from the DVLA.
Once HGV/LGV license has
been issued/renewed you must notify DVLA of any changes to your health
at any time. This may result in a further medical examination being
carried out depending upon individual circumstances. Please visit DVLA
website www.dvla.co.uk if you need
any more information.
What happens if my medical condition change
after my D4 medical examination report?
You need to tell DVLA about some medical conditions as they can affect
Check if a health condition affects your driving from:
Use the A to Z to check if you need to report your condition and find
the relevant form or questionnaire.