Telling DVLA about a medical condition or disability
You must tell DVLA if you have a driving licence and:
you develop a ‘notifiable’ medical condition or disability
a condition or disability has got worse since you got your licence
Notifiable conditions are anything that could affect your ability to drive safely. They can include:
diabetes or taking insulin
heart conditions (including atrial fibrillation and pacemakers)
How to tell DVLA
Check if you need to tell DVLA about your condition to find the forms or questionnaires you need. The address you need is on the forms
What happens after you tell DVLA
You’ll usually get a decision within 6 weeks. You’ll get a letter from DVLA if it’s going to take longer.
contact your doctor or consultant
arrange for you to be examined
ask you to take a driving assessment, or an eyesight or driving test
You can usually keep driving while DVLA are considering your application.
If you’ve told DVLA about a condition when applying to renew your licence, follow the guidance about driving that’s in the form.
Contact DVLA if you need advice or to check on your case.