Everything you need to know about a D4 medical

A D4 medical form is a medical examination report required for certain types of driving licenses in the UK. It is used to assess an individual’s fitness to drive and includes information on their medical history, current health status, and any medications they may be taking.

You may need a D4 medical form if you are applying for a new driving license or renewing an existing one, depending on your age and the type of license you are applying for.

  • You need a D4 medical exam to ensure you are fit & healthy to operate a commercial vehicle.

  • A D4 medical form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner.

  • HGV Drivers need to undergo a HGV medical every 5 years.

  • After 65, you will need to pass the HGV medical assessment annually.

  • HGV drivers need regular check-ups with their doctor and meet legal requirements with a D4 medical exam.

The GB medical standards for driver licensing refer to Group 1 and Group 2 licence holders:

  • Group 1 includes cars and motorcycles
  • Group 2 includes large lorries (category C) and buses (category D)

In most cases, the medical standards for Group 2 drivers are substantially higher than for Group 1 drivers. This is because of the size and weight of the vehicle and the length of time an occupational driver typically spends at the wheel.

The D4 medical is an examination that consists of an eyesight test using a snellen chart, blood pressure checks to ensure your BP meets the given criteria, and a questionnaire regarding your medical history. All to ensure you meet the DVLA group 2 standard.

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