Taxi driver medicals are very straightforward, the only issue is that whilst the medical needs to be completed by a General Practitioner, Local Authorities and not the DVLA decide who can carry them out. Most Local Authorities allow any GP to perform Taxi Medicals where as some state only the driver’s own General Practitioner may do so. However the theme is often the same, the simple medical required is overcharged by most GPs with drivers having waits of up to a month to see their own GP, hence why we provide our premium and convenient service.
Please obtain the required medical form and confirm with your Local Authority that any GP can complete your medical before booking to avoid disappointment.
Our examination will vary between each Local Authority as they decide what questions and tests are involved in the medical. But all medicals include an eye test, a diabetes test and blood pressure test. Every medical must follow the same guidelines that a driver must reach Group 2 Medical Standards. You can find your medical form online and see what’s involved by visiting your Local Authority’s website and searching for ‘Taxi Licensing’.
- Some Local Authorities require a Doctor to have access to medical records when completing the medical and we believe to perform an accurate medical all drivers should allow our Doctors access to their medical records. This is a shortened summary of your medical records which contains recent consultations and medications. You are entitled to a free copy and there should be no charge. To acquire these records:
- Contact your GP surgery and request a summary printout of medical records (click to download request form)
- Collect the summary once your GP Surgery have printed a copy
- Bring the records to your taxi medical
When booking your taxi medical please allow for the time it may take your GP surgery to produce a summary printout of your medical records.
“I can’t believe how quick the service is, within 2 hours of calling I’d passed my medical! All for such a fair price, what a bargain”
Dave, Bayston Hill