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D4 driver medical Brentford: Our local, affordable, and skilled doctors will perform your driver medical at your convenience.

We offer D4 driver medical assessments to various vehicle operators, including commercial HGV and PCV drivers, minibuses and coaches, construction sector drivers, taxi drivers, motorhome drivers, and student paramedics. Precisiondrivermedicals can provide a quality D4 driver medical service with extras such as a chain of custody for drug and alcohol screenings at the time of the medical if you run a business that employs several drivers. Brentford HGV & Bus Medicals £50 (Includes Eye Test)

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Types of D4 medicals we can provide in Brentford:

HGV & PCV – HGV and PCV drivers must undergo medical examinations throughout their careers. On application, every five years after age 45 and every year beyond age 65.

Construction Workers – Many businesses conduct annual medicals and drug and alcohol testing. We can perform these medicals on-site to minimise disruption to your workforce.

Motor Home – To get a C1 licence and operate a campervan, a D4 medical is necessary. If you passed your driver’s test before 1997, you’ll be given a C1 licence that is valid until age 70. Then, every three years, it needs to be renewed.

Student Paramedics – A D4 medical is required for paramedics to obtain a provisional C1 license. This is frequently done in the final year of undergraduate education.

Taxi Drivers – The government suggests that taxi drivers meet the same standards as bus and truck drivers.

D4 driver medical Brentford – Book your Brentford HGV/PCV medical today       

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Save time & money on your D4 Driver Medical.

You must undergo an evaluation by a physician who will certify that you are fit to drive to complete an HGV medical or PCV medical in Watford. Unfortunately, most GPs see you at a convenient time for them and then charge you a fortune. This usually means you must take a day off and pay for the privilege.

At Precisiondrivermedicals, we see things a little differently. We know that you want to:

  • See a Doctor where and when it suits you
  •  Save as much money as you can on a D4 driver medical
  •  Spend as little time as possible waiting for an appointment

We are low-cost, local, and competent; our trained doctors will complete your driver’s medical at the most convenient time.

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D4 Driver Medicals Brentford – Medical D4 form FAQs

Who may take the DVLA D4 driver medical?

The DVLA D4 Driver Medical can be completed by any doctor fully registered with the GMC (General Medical Council) and licensed to practise medicine in the UK. This might be your primary care physician or a private company like D4Drivers, whose doctors specialise in D4 medicals. Furthermore, EU-registered doctors can complete the D4 medical for drivers who have had their medical completed outside the UK.

We strongly recommend you schedule your medical with a trustworthy provider with doctors who have done driver medicals.

Where can I find the D4 Driver’s medical paperwork?

All our doctors have copies of the D4 medical form, but we always recommend bringing your document to your Appointment to be safe. You can get a copy of the D4 medical form here:

  • D4 Medical form (Click To Download Form)
  • A D2 and D4 medical form pack can be ordered from DVLA via mail: gov. uk/platforms.
  • If not, your local HGV/PCV training institution should have extra copies. Some post offices carry D2 forms. A D47P renewal form, which can only be obtained by mail, will be issued by the DVLA if you renew your group 2 licence.

If you are applying for your first group 2 licence, you must complete a D2 application form and have a D4 medical done by a doctor. 

If you renew a group 2 licence, the DVLA will send you a D47P renewal form with your D4 medical form instead of a D2 application form. And, If you misplace your D47P renewal form while renewing your group 2 licence, you can use a D2 application form instead.

Please remember that our doctors will only complete the D4 medical form and will not assist you in achieving a D2 application or a D47P renewal form. Book an Appointment for D4 driver medical in Brentford.

What takes place during a Driver’s medical evaluation?

  • The Doctor will examine you by the pertinent D4 Medical Form guidelines.
  • In the examination, our Doctor will:
  • Complete an eye exam (one with and one without spectacles or contact lenses if you wear them).
  • Take a blood pressure reading.
  • Ask about your past medical history and list any medications you are now taking on the D4 Form (these questions are required).

Once the medical is completed, you must sign the back page to confirm that you provided the correct information to the Doctor. It will help to double-check that the form is fully completed and accurate before ticking the box at the bottom. This is critical because if there are any errors or omissions, the state is returned to you by the DVLA, who consider this to be the driver’s responsibility.

The DVLA will decide whether to accept or deny your application when you submit the form, along with a justification. Book your D4 driver medical in Brentford for £50.

How long does a medical take?

It is difficult to estimate how long a D4 medical examination will take. A shorter medical will be required of someone with a less complicated medical history and present medical issues, such as needing multiple blood pressure tests, than someone with a more complex medical history and condition. The medical takes about 10-15 minutes on average, and we allow at least a 15-minute slot per medical, which is longer than the average NHS GP consultation.

Is an eye exam included, and can I wear glasses or contact lenses?

Even if you only fulfil the eyesight standard when wearing glasses or contact lenses, you can drive a group 2 car. If this is the case, a code will be added to your licence requiring you to wear them while driving group 2 cars.

As part of the D4 medical, we perform an eye test, and if you use glasses, you must bring your optical prescription. On a Snellen chart, the minimal need is 6/7.5 in the better and 6/60 in the worse. If our Doctor determines that you do not meet the standard, we will request that you contact your optician to complete this portion in the interest of road safety.

How far in advance do I need to Book a d4 driver medical?

We usually strive to meet drivers as soon as possible, and at times that work for you, so you don’t have to miss work, but our clinics are famous, so please get in touch with us as soon as possible. Call us at 02038343185, email precisiondrivermedicals.com, or book online, and we can offer you a variety of appointments at your nearest centre (s), including evening and weekend appointments.

Is there anything that I need to bring to my Appointment?

The following are the 5 items you must bring to the Doctor for your driver’s medical examination:

  1. D4 Medical Form (or the form for the Appointment you have scheduled)
  2.  Driving permit (or passport if your key is misplaced or currently at the DVLA)
  3. Your prescribed glasses, including your driving glasses (contact lenses must be removed for the eye test to determine “uncorrected vision”);
  4.  A list of all the medications you are taking, together with their dosages and start dates
  5.  any correspondence from the hospital or information about the hospital consultants caring for you;

The medical form requires detailed medical information from you, so please bring as much information as possible so that our Doctor can adequately complete the form. For example, if you have a cardiac condition, we need to know about it to complete this form area. Likewise, we require three previous readings if you have high blood pressure and take medicine.

We provide a D4 Form with every HGV/PCV driver medical in Brentford. However, you can download a form here:

DVLA D4 Medical Form

Once I’ve sent the form off, how long before I get my updated license back?

During COVID-19, the DVLA stated that there are longer wait times because many of their employees work from home, but they prioritise applications from critical workers such as HGV/PCV drivers.

Ahead of the pandemic, the COVID-19Beforeiver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) issued guidance suggesting a 2-3 weeks time for processing various requests. However is worth nng that the DVLA has previously disclosed, in response to a Freedom of Information inquiry, that more than 99% of cases are typically resolved within a week. Nevertheless, allocating 3 weeks for the completion of such procedures is recommended. 

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What is the duration of the D3 driver’s medical?

If you want DVLA to accept your medical records, submit them within 4 months. The Doctor’s signature on the DVLA D4 medical form (and thus the form’s validity) is only suitable for four months. For example, to renew your licence or add categories from Group 2 to your existing franchise. Passing the HGV theory or practical tests within the previous four months is optional.

If this is your first application, the additional provisional categories on your licence will be available to view online but will not appear on your Photocard driving licence.

What if I have a medical condition?

Because of the weight of the vehicles and the possibility of carrying many people, driving group 2 cars, such as HGVs or buses, is subject to tighter laws than driving group 1 cars, such as automobiles and motorcycles.

Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you can still hold a Category 2 licence. However, you must demonstrate that you have diabetes under control, including taking frequent blood sugar measurements.

Epilepsy/fits

Depending on the degree of fainting/seizures, various medical guidelines exist for these disorders.

Hypertension (High blood pressure) (High blood pressure)

If your blood pressure is consistently 180/100 or higher, you will not be awarded a group 2 licence. Please bring three previous blood pressure readings if you have high blood pressure and take anti-hypertensive medication.

Precisiondrivermedicals provide a D4 Form with every HGV/PCV driver medical in Brentford for £50. Book your Brentford HGV/PCV medical today.

Psychosomatic Illness

If you have experienced a psychotic illness within the last 12 months, you will unlikely be granted a licence.

Please keep in mind that the DVLA has a team of experts that specialise in each area of medicine, and if a medical issue is mentioned, the application will be investigated case-by-case. Learn more about d4 driver medical examination.

Steps to book a medical?

Pick Your Preferred Location

Select the clinic location of your choice for your medical assessment. We offer multiple clinics situated across England.

Secure Your Appointment

To schedule an appointment, use our convenient online booking form. You must provide your details and complete the payment process online.

Receive Confirmation

Once you've booked, a reservation confirmation will be promptly delivered to the email address you provided. Your reservation becomes official only upon receiving this confirmation.

Items to bring to the medical ?

"To ensure a smooth HGV medical appointment, remember to bring the following three essential items:

  • The Form D4 medical form, which your doctor will complete and sign.
  • Your driving licence and counterpart.
  • A record of any medications you are currently taking."

What to expect at the medical ?

If you're gearing up for your HGV medical examination, it's natural to wonder what the process entails. Understanding what to expect can help alleviate any apprehensions and ensure that you are fully prepared for your appointment. Here's a breakdown of what you can anticipate during your HGV medical examination. Learn more.

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