Information about the medicals we offer

Professional drivers

HGV/LGV drivers:
 
The medical standards for Group 2 drivers are very much higher than those for Group 1 because of the size and weight of the vehicle. This also reflects the higher risk caused by the length of time the driver may spend at the wheel in the course of his/her occupation.
 
Group 2 licences, lorries (category C) are normally issued at age 21 years and are valid till age 45 years. They may be issued from age 18 where the licence holder has obtained or is undertaking a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) initial qualification. These require a medical examination and a completed DVLA D4 form must accompany the application.
 
A medical examination must be completed when you are applying for a first licence. This is valid to age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required.

Different rules may apply to the armed forces.

 
PCV/Coach drivers:
 
The medical standards for Group 2 drivers are very much higher than those for Group 1 because of the size and weight of the vehicle. This also reflects the higher risk caused by the length of time the driver may spend at the wheel in the course of his/her occupation.

Group 2 licences, lorries (category C) or buses (category D) are normally issued at age 21 years and are valid till age 45 years. They may be issued from age 18 where the licence holder has obtained or is undertaking a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) initial qualification. These require a medical examination and a completed DVLA D4 form must accompany the application.

A medical examination must be completed when you are applying for a first licence. This is valid to age 45 and thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until reaching the age of 65 when annual medicals are required.

Different rules may apply to the armed forces and some PCV drivers
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Taxi drivers:
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO DO TAXI MEDICALS UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED  AS AN NHS PATIENT AT CAYTHORPE AND ANCASTER SURGERY, SWINESHEAD SURGERY< RUSKINGTON SURGERY OR BRANSTON AND HEIGHINGTON SURGERY.

Taxi drivers require a medical examination as part of their licensing, but the rules are slightly different. It is up to local licensing authorities to determine medical standards and fitness to drive*. The DVLA recommendation is that the same standards are applied as those for Group 2 (HGV/PCV) drivers.
  

Seafarers

ENG1:
 
This  is a medical examination for seafarers and complies with international medical standards. It is acceptable worldwide. ENG1 seafarer medical examinations can only be carried out by Approved Doctors (the MCA website has a full list of these) and is valid for up to 2 years (annually if 16-18 years old). The medical examination will take approximately 45 minutes, and may involve a fitness test if you are overweight (BMI over 30). You will need to bring photographic ID (passport, discharge book or photo driving licence), as well as your previous ENG1 certificate (if you have one). Come prepared to do a urine test and bring your glasses if you wear glasses or contact lenses. We are able to carry out a drug and alcohol screen at the time of the medical if your company requires it. This is sent away to a laboratory for analysis. There is an additional charge for this.

Some companies require additional tests, inclusing blood tests, heart trace, chest Xray etc which are not part of the standard ENG medical. Please note that we do not offer these extended medicals.
 
ML5:
 
This medical report and certificate is required for:
  • masters of small commercial vessels for area category 2 to 6 (no more than 60 miles from a safe haven)
  • masters of any other domestic non passenger ship which goes to sea (no more than 3 miles)
  • a crew member or anyone else whose normal place of work is onboard a domestic passenger ship or a small commercial vessel which goes to sea.
  • the master of any commercial vessel which does not go to sea.
Medical standards are generally less stringent than for the ENG1 medical examinations and the report can be completed by any registered doctor. An ENG1 certificate is an accepted alternative to an ML5, but check with your employer exactly what standards you will need to meet before booking your medical.
 

Racing driver medicals

Racing drivers

See link to Motor Sports Association website on the right for details Please note that we cannot carry our exercise ECG testing. The requirements for a resting ECG changed in 2010 so drivers under the age of 45 applying for an international licence require an ECG. Please make sure that you book the appropriate medical as we will not be able to carry out an ECG with your medical if this is not prebooked.