Assessing Fitness to Drive: A Guide for Medical Professionals replaces the At a Glance guide, following feedback from medical professionals.
The online resource provides clear guidance and consistent advice on a number of medical conditions such as diabetes and visual disorders that could affect a person’s ability to drive. It also spells out when the DVLA should or should not be contacted.
It advises that doctors and other healthcare professionals should:
The DVLA said it was important to note that although there are a number of conditions which must be reported to the DVLA, it doesn’t always mean a patient will ultimately lose their licence. The majority of people are able to have a full or short term licence, it says.
The new guide is available for all health professionals at the GOV.UK website.