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 400 doctors that are specifically trained to provide DVLA medicals across our 106 clinic locations, nationwide.
Your driver medical will consists of a medical history questionnaire and then a physical examination that will include an eyesight test using a Snellen chart and a blood pressure check to ensure your BP meets DVLA standard.
Vision Requirement: you must meet 6/7.5 in one eye and 6/60 in the other on a 3 metre Snellen chart. If you do wear driving glasses or contact lenses, you must bring these along with your current prescription to the medical assessment.
Medical History Questionnaire: You will be asked questions about a wide range of issues such as epilepsy, seizures, insulin treated diabetes, and many other forms of medical conditions, in order to ascertain if you meet the required standards.
Our doctor will complete your D4 form based on the answers you provide relating to your medical history, medications and the findings of your examination. The whole process of carrying out a HGV medical should usually take around 15 minutes.
The DVLA requires professional drivers to have a medical at the following intervals:
You need your initial medical when you start your career.
Then from the age of 45, you need a medical every 5 years until the age of 65.
Then from 65 onwards, a medical is required every year.
Glasses and prescription
Medical history (if needed)
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
To make things easier for you and book your HGV driver medical, call 0300 30 30 668 or book online now.