HOW IS PCO MEDICAL/TAXI DRIVER MEDICAL PERFORMED?

 

This medical assessment is performed at one of many clinics located around the country. Under the DVLA D4 Medical form guidelines this test must be conducted strictly by a medical practitioner who is registered with the general medical council (GMC). Eye Test however can be performed by a fully trained & registered optician who is able to stamp the first part of the form, please remember optician will charge for this service as it falls outside NHS coverage. 

 

 

 

 
PCO MEDICAL (TFL)/TAXI/MINICAB DRIVER MEDICAL

 

To Complete a medical form (PHV/204 FOR TFL) you need to be assessed by a doctor who will verify that you are fit to drive. Most GPs see you at a time which is convenient for them, then to charge you a fortune. However, with Nationwide Medicals, you can now book by calling on 0800 788 0643 or using the online booking system and the cost is just £79.

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU?

 

  • Photo ID

  • Your driving glasses/contact lenses & prescription

  • Details of any ongoing medical conditions plus any medication you are taking

  • MEDICAL FORM

  • FULL MEDICAL RECORDS from your registered GP (Patient Summary is no longer acceptable by licencing authority, hence please kindly bring ALL your available medical history)

 

PCO/TAXI/HACKNEY/MINICAB drivers must have medicals throughout their careers:

 

  1. First application of your Private Hire/Hackney Licence then on all renewals (3-5 years)

  2. When you turn 45 you will need to do another medical followed by one every 5 years after that once every year when you turn 65. 

 

 

HOW CAN WE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

 

Booking an appointment is easy!

 

  1. Book online and pay securely with a Debit or Credit Card Online! Select your own appointment

  2. Book by calling 08007880643, please have your Debit or Credit Card nearby ready for payment

 

 

 

What does the medical examination involve?

 

Once you’ve booked your appointment take along your approved medical form which is included in the application pack and head to your chosen location. You should already have filled out the first section of this form marked ‘to be completed by you’. You may  be required to give a urine sample as they will be testing for diabetes so best to drink a pint of water before you leave the house. The examination will only take around 15 minutes and you will be asked questions about the following topics:

 

  • cardiovascular

  • endocrine system

  • musculoskeletal

  • neurological

  • psychiatric

  • vision

 

Based on your answers and the results of the tests your doctor will give opinion as to whether you satisfy the DVLA Group 2 medical standards and they will complete the remainder of the Medical form, sign it, and put their surgery stamp on it. 

 

What medical conditions could effect my application?

 

There are no definitive yes or no’s to what what medical conditions could prevent you from passing this examinations but if you have any of the ailments listed below then it’s highly likely that your Taxi, LGV, HGV and PCV driving licence application will be refused:

 

  • Epilepsy

  • Insulin treated/insulin dependent diabetes

  • Monocular or poor vision

  • A progressive degenerative illness

  • A history of alcohol or drug abuse

  • A history of mental illness or severe mental handicap

  • A physical disability which might impair the ability to discharge the requirements of a vocational driver

  • Heart problems

  • Neurological or neurosurgical disorders (.e.g strokes, blackouts, head injuries)

  • Certain prescribed medications.

 

Please be aware that if some of your conditions are in the past then you may still pass this examination e.g. if you have had a stroke over a year ago and as long as there are no residual impairments you may be ruled fit but each case is dealt with on an individual basis so it’s worth consulting your GP about this and undergoing the medical fitness examination if you still really want to be a minicab driver.

 

For more information please kindly email us at info@nationwidemedicals.co.uk or alternatively click here.

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