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.
     
  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
     
  7. Ivory55

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    Would that be dr on wheels ? Great value for money.
     
  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.
     
  9. scammellmanswife

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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
     
  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?
     
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