Medical Conditions

Notifiable medical conditions

Notifiable Conditions‘Notifiable’ medical conditions and disabilities include epilepsy, strokes and other neurological conditions, mental health problems, physical disabilities and visual impairments.

Click here to see the list of notifiable medical conditions

For additional advice regarding Eyesight and the use of Medicine and Drugs whilst Driving please visit our page on Eyesight and Medicines

For more information about medical conditions which could affect your driving, click here.

If you have a medical condition which may affect your ability to drive, we would always recommend attending a Driving Mobility Centre and consider undertaking an assessment. The below video shows someone undertaking just such an assessment. To find a centre need you click here

DVLA Customer Service Guide for Drivers with a Medical Condition

Click here to read this guide from the DVLA

Driving with Diabetes

Car drivers and motorbike riders do not need to tell DVLA if you control your diabetes by diet or tablets unless you are told to by your doctor.

If you are insulin treated – You need to tell DVLA.

You also need to tell DVLA if you have suffered any of the following:

•  2 episodes of severe hypoglycaemia (help needed from another person) within the last 12 months
•  developed impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia
•  visual problems

Buses and lorry drivers need to tell DVLA if you have diabetes for which you take medication or if your doctor advises you to.

If you are on insulin, you need to:

•  have 3 months of continuous blood glucose readings available on a memory meter every time you apply for a licence
•  test your blood glucose no more than 2 hours before the start of your first journey and every 2 hours through the day

You will also need to test your blood glucose and record your readings at least twice a day even when not driving.

Diabetes UK have created useful information about driving with Diabetes. Click here to to read this advice.

Below are is a useful video to give guidance

Driving with Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia is not in itself a reason to stop driving. One in every three people with dementia still drives. What matters, from both a legal and a practical point of view, is whether the person is still able to drive safely.

To find out more about this click here for more information from the Alzheimers Society.

The below flow chart is used by the NHS in reviewing someone driving with dementia, click here to go to downloadable PDF version

The Alzheimers Society have created a guide for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. This could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. It will also be useful to close friends and family of someone with dementia, as it contains information for anyone taking on a caring role. Below is the video all about this

Driving after a Stroke

The Stoke association has created a useful guide all about Driving after a Stroke, Click here to read this guide of visit the Stroke Association website by clicking here