What to bring & What to know

What to bring

Please note that for your appointment you need to bring the following documents with you. Without them our Doctor will not be able to complete your D4 Form and you may need another appointment

Documents to bring for HGV / LGV / PCV / Ambulance and Motorhome drivers Medical

  • D4 Form Photographic identification (passport or driving licence)
  • Your glasses (if worn) Your most recent glasses prescription (if worn)
  • Your list of medications
  • Advised to bring a copy of medical history from your GP.

Documents to bring for PCO / Minicab / Taxi Medical

  • TPH/204 Medical Declaration Form (PCO applicants) or relevant
  • Medical Assessment Form to be completed
  • Photographic identification (passport or driving licence)
  • Your glasses (if worn) Your most recent glasses prescription (if worn)
  • Your list of medications Medical history from your GP


What you need to know

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 examination? 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 currently taking.
  • 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 your driving. Check if a health condition affects your driving from: www.direct.gov.uk/driverhealth. Use the A to Z to check if you need to report your condition and find the relevant form or questionnaire.

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