Since 2013 D4Drivers has been providing HGV medicals, PCV medicals and occupational health services to individual drivers, HGV training providers and haulage/bus companies. In autumn 2013 we noticed that Group 2 drivers were not getting value for money from their GP’s when getting a mandatory D4 driver medical simply to continue in their jobs. In addition drivers would often have to wait up to 3 weeks before getting a simple driver medical & the eye test wasn’t included!
We thought that this was unfair and realised that by providing an easy, premium and convenient service we would be able to reduce the costs to drivers, building a nationwide HGV medical clinic network and successful brand in the process.
D4Drivers has the largest network of Doctors and clinics providing HGV/PCV D4 medicals across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We are now the first choice medical provider for Group 2 drivers in the United Kingdom examining over 9000 drivers a month.
Medical standards required for drivers of Group 2 vehicles, such as lorries, buses and minibuses, are higher than those required for driving cars or motorcycles. In order to meet the required standards to allow drivers to carry on their employment, the medical examination report (D4) is essential.
Medical examination reports (D4) for drivers now include vision assessments that are required to be completed by suitably qualified professionals. We make sure that your driver medical includes the vision test (if required), so you won’t have to pay an optician for a separate vision test and have to suffer any unnecessary delay. However, please note that if your vision is borderline or a ‘fail’, in the interests of road safety our doctor will refer you to your optician to have this section of the form completed.
Driver medicals for Group 2 licences are required in the following circumstances:
Aside from assessing eyesight, there are several other medical standards that are required for drivers of Group 2 vehicles. Epilepsy or being liable to epileptic attacks, seizures, diabetes, and several other medical conditions, all form part of the assessment and require certain medical guidelines to be met in order to be eligible for a Group 2 licence.
To discover why we have become so popular with those requiring a driver medical call 0300 30 30 668 or book online now.
We are experiencing significantly high call volumes and kindly ask that you book online where possible using our online booking portal.
Please note, in some locations we have longer wait times for appointments than usual. This is due to the expiration of thousands of short term licences granted during COVID-19. We sincerely apologise for any delays for appointments and thank you for your understanding whilst we work hard to meet demand across the UK.
All clinics are going ahead with additional safety precautions in place. You can feel safe in the knowledge that when you attend your appointment with D4Drivers extra precautions have been taken to ensure you are in a COVID safe environment, including regular cleaning of all surfaces and equipment and strict PPE and social distancing measures.