To obtain your group 2 licence or to renew your existing license, you must undertake a D4 medical, that’s completed by a GMC (General Medical Council) registered doctor. D4Drivers have over 300 doctors that are specifically trained to provide DVLA medicals across our 100 plus clinic locations, nationwide.
When you undergo a D4 driver medical, you’ll need to complete a medical history questionnaire and undergo a physical examination. The physical examination includes an eyesight test using a Snellen chart, as well as a blood pressure check to ensure it meets DVLA standards.
Vision assessment: In terms of vision, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirement of 6/7.5 in one eye and 6/60 in the other, as measured on a 3-metre Snellen chart. If you wear driving glasses or contact lenses, please bring them along with your current prescription to the medical assessment.
Blood pressure check: In order to meet the DVLA group 2 standard, your blood pressure must not consistently exceed 179/99. This means that if your systolic blood pressure is consistently 180 or higher, or your diastolic blood pressure is consistently 100 or higher, you will not meet the required standard.
Medical questionnaire: During the medical history questionnaire, you’ll be asked about various medical conditions, such as epilepsy, seizures, insulin-treated diabetes, and other health issues. Some conditions, if managed, will not affect your application.
Based on your medical history, medications, and the results of your examination, our doctor will complete your D4 form. Typically, the entire process takes around 15 minutes to complete.
Professional drivers are required by the DVLA to undergo medical examinations at specific intervals. The first medical is needed at the start of your career. After that, from age 45, you’ll need a medical every five years until you reach 65. Once you turn 65, you’ll need to undergo a medical examination every year.
Glasses and prescription
Medical history (if applicable)
Current medication (if any)
You will usually receive a reminder letter, together with a D4 medical form a few weeks before your medical is due. You will also be able to tell when your medical is due according to the expiry date on the back of your HGV licence. For renewals, DVLA will also send you renewal paperwork by post 56 days before your licence expiry. If you need to download a D4 form, you can download it here: D4 Medical Form