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Taxi Medical

A taxi or private hire medical is an assessment that all drivers must pass before being granted their licence to operate.

What is a taxi driver medical?

A taxi or private hire medical is an assessment that all drivers must pass before being granted their licence to operate. The test is carried out to ensure that taxi drivers are medically fit to safely drive a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage on public roads.

Approved Medical Provider

D4Drivers is an approved provider to numerous local authorities across the UK, whilst also holding many commercial contracts with councils. We deliver a high standard of service through our network of 100+ clinics and we have built a strong reputation for quality and customer service. You can book your
taxi medical with confidence knowing that we are an experienced and reputable provider. 

What’s involved in your medical?

The medical consists of a detailed physical and mental health assessment including eyesight test, blood pressure check and a questionnaire regarding your medical history. Our doctor will also review your medical records in line with local authority requirements. Some local authorities require full medical records whilst others simply require a summary, and this will dictate whether the appointment is 15 or 30 minutes. 

Our doctor may not make an on-the-spot decision as to whether you pass the medical, as there may be additional checks required. For example, if you have suffered from a previous heart condition, an Echocardiogram (ECG) may be required.

What medical conditions could affect my application?

There are many medical conditions that could affect your ability to pass a taxi medical, and each would need to be taken into consideration by the GP carrying out your assessment. The most common reasons for failure are usually simple to address:

• Vision – drivers sometimes fail their vision test because they do not have an adequate or up to date prescription. If this is the case, we suggest the driver should visit an optician prior to their appointment.

• Blood pressure – high blood pressure can be caused by stress, because the driver was rushing to their appointment, or because of an underlying condition. We offer a free re-test if thedriver fails due to high blood pressure, giving them the opportunity to reslove the issue.

Some medical conditions that are potentially more serious and likely to prevent you passing a medical examination. However, even some of the most serious conditions, if safely and effectively managed, may not be a barrier to you gaining your license, but the only way to know is to be assessed by a doctor.

Book your taxi driver medical appointment at a time convenient to you by calling 0300 30 30 668 or book online now.

What do I need to bring to my medical?

Photographic ID

Glasses and prescription

Medical history (if needed)

Current medication (if any)

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