Notifiable medical conditions
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
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.
Below is a video which gives some 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
Below is an article written by Dr James McKillop who was diagnosed with dementia and his story. Click here to read the article
Dr McKillop realised he was no longer safe to drive on the road, however he still wanted to have a chance to drive again which he did with an instructor on a private track.