Driver Medicals- HGV, PCV, Forklift and Taxi
When attending a D4 Medical Examination please note the following requirements:
- Employees require a D4 Medical Examination Report Form to take to the appointment, this is available from the DVLA website. Full details about applying for a group 2 licence can be found by following this link to the DVLA website
- You must take a form of identity to the examination, for example your passport, driving licence or utility bill.
- If you wear glasses you should take your current prescription clearly showing your dioptre measurements.
- It is also good practice to bring along your GP records in the form of a computer summary printout (usually 2 pages) from your GP.
You should fill in sections 11 and 12 on page 8 of the medical assessment when you are with the doctor carrying out the medical examination.
When do you need a D4?
If this is your first application for a Group 2 licence. This includes small and medium sized lorries, full sized lorries, buses and minibuses.
If you are applying to renew your Group 2 entitlement at age 45. From age 45 onwards, a D4 will be needed every 5 years until you are age 65, when it will be needed every year.
If you are under 70 years of age, hold a medically restricted car licence and have held this licence since before 1 January 1997 and wish to apply for C1 or C1/D1 entitlement (vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg and/or a maximum of 16 passenger seats).
If you are applying for a new Group 2 provisional entitlement and a D4 has not been submitted in the last 12 months.
If you are an EU/EEA driving licence holder whose authority to drive Group 2 in Great Britain has run out.
If you are age 70 and still need your C1 and D1 entitlement. You will need to send in a D4 every 3 years.