Assessing fitness to drive
Safe and independent driving requires motor, sensory and cognitive function. Where any number of these skills have been affected by illness or disability, driving may be compromised.
Open morning for Healthcare Professionals
10am-1pm, 3rd December
If you or others have concerns regarding someone’s fitness to drive, the DVLA and GMC have very clear guidelines regarding protocol. Having considered the guidelines you may be required to inform DVLA of your concerns:
Advise your patient to stop driving until a decision is made by DVLA. If you inform the DVLA of your concerns, they may then request a driving assessment. For guidance, please see DVLA notification by drivers or healthcare professionals
Attend the Driving and Mobility Centre for a full driving assessment. N.B. We can only see people for assessment in a car if they have appropriate licence cover. For those without licence cover there may be other options available, please contact the centre.
The fee to the driver will be subsidised if a healthcare professional completes a referral form for the driver to go with the application form.
How does a patient refer themselves?
They may contact us directly by telephone or email. We will send them an application form and with their consent we will approach you for information regarding their medical condition.
If you require further information, or would like to arrange a visit or presentation for your organisation, please contact the Centre.
Please see the events page for details of our open day for Healthcare Professionals in December.
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