dvla medical

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  1. ianandkath

    ianandkath Funster

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    had to go to doctors this morning for a medical.

    £98 and a lot of form filling.

    blood pressure checked, heart checked, eye-sight checked. all ok

    now just to wait for dvla to issuse my licence and we are back on our travels
     
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  2. Middy42

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    Don't hold your breath
     
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  3. ianandkath

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    NO @Middy42 , been off the road since march,now getting withdrawal symptoms:(:(
     
  4. Puddleduck

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    I'm going through the same ...... I just did the opticians bit today and see the GP tomorrow. £12 at the opticians (all better than okay) and it will be £82 for the GP. Since the hospital specialist said there was no reason for me not to drive I am hoping all will be okay.
     
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  5. scammellmanswife

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    I guess I was lucky then ......but then I don't have (to my knowledge) any health issues. Paid £49 to a very smart lady doctor, who I had never met in my life, who spent less than 10 minutes assessing my state of health ....got signature from my optician free ....posted it off and got my licence back in less than 2 weeks. Result!! (y).
     
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  6. Middy42

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    Mine took 5 months to arrive, hope you do a lot better. Barrie
     
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    Would that be dr on wheels ? Great value for money.
     
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  8. Devon Sue

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    Alan went for his medical today. First thing doctor said was "you are diabetic why haven' t you made an appointment" turns out that his blood test at beginning of August was in the danger zone, surgery were supposed to give him a follow up appointment but hadn't. Now he has newly diagnosed diabetes on his application for C1 licence.

    Anyone know if his application is likely to be refused based on this? We have a 3.5 t motorhome with drop down bed at present, but thinking next one will have to be either fixed single or double bed, and possibly heavier.
     
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    . No..... Leicester HGV Medicals. Similar set up I expect !
     
  10. matamoros

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    Did the people that had extended waits for the issue of licences have previous health problems or problems that showed up on the medical?

    Has anyone without any problems had to wait?

    I have had 6 medicals to renew my C+E licence since I was 45, the last being 2 years ago, I have not bothered renewing again and won't renew at 70.......no delays with any of them.
     
  11. colyboy

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    My medical and Eye test £51 with Doctors on Wheels.

    colyboy
     
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  12. Puddleduck

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    If you have no health issues then no problems using the Dr on Wheels and similar. If you do have existing conditions then you are probably best going to your own Dr as the DVLA will probably ask them anyway.

    The DVLA medical people have a huge back-log. However if i read the regulations correctly you can drive until you are told not to. Best to ask your Dr about driving with diabetes ..... Have you joined the diabetes group on here?
     
  13. Phileas Dog

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    Great news: medical last week using Doctors on Wheels (£51).
    Forms sent off Thursday, today 7 days later, new licence arrived with C1 entitlement, one happy bunny.
    Guess just lucky, no medical / eye problems, but turn around time much better than expected. All set now for the next three years.
     
  14. rogher

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    £130 for medical. Form sent. B licence returned (no C1, no explanation !). Registered a complaint and still waiting...
     
  15. Teuchter

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    Why won't you renew at 70?

    I did not renew mine at 70 cos then I had a caravan & car so it was not nesessary - now I have a MoHo plated at 3500 but possibly over that I now have to go through the rigmarole of re -applying and all the delays that seems to entail (health wise & sight wise shouldn't be a problem :whistle:) - I wish now that I had just kept the C1 :)
     
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  16. spongy

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    My medical with my doctor £100 no charge at optician. Dvla sent the opticians form back because it was in the wrong format and they then had to write to my doctor for further information because I have angina. Got my licence back in 4 weeks which I didn't think was to bad.

    Spongy
     
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    Took about 2 months for John's to come back, rules on sleep apnoea had changed, seems a yearly GP review, is more important than a yearly consultant review now :rollingeyes:.
     
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    After 70 it is not possible to renew the C1 category without taking the medical, if you now want to reinstate your C1 entitlement you will have to take the same medical that you would have taken at 70.

    You say possibly over, there is no possibly about it, if the plate says the MGVW is over 3500kg then you need a C1 licence and if you pass the medical at any time your C1 entitlement can be reinstated.

    I am not yet 70 so still have my C1+E but have not renewed my CE licence, I have no intention at the moment to renew either because I do not need them.
     
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    I contacted D4D Drivers and it's £50 all in. Posted same day (Sunday, they do medicals to fit into your schedule) . Licence back on Thursday same week. Super service. My own GP wanted to charge £130.00.
     
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  20. ianandkath

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    well got mine back at last, just mot the rv and we are off to the sun(y)(y)
     
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