Health conditions that need reporting to the DVLA?
As a driver, it is your responsibility to keep the DVLA up to date with any existing, or new medical conditions that you have. If you fail to do this there are some serious repercussions that you may face.
The DVLA has listed all the conditions that will need reporting. This comes as the DVLA is about to update its guidance on eye conditions in the approaching weeks.
After completing forms on your condition the agency will assess your situation, case by case, and they will decide what the next steps are.
Depending on your condition, you may need to get a new driving licence, which could include a shorter licence; one, two, three or five years. You may also need to adapt your car to accommodate your condition.
Check to see if a health condition affects your driving here.
Here is the list of conditions that you must report to the DVLA:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Angiomas or cavernomas
Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
Brachial plexus injury
Brain abscess, cyst or encephalitis
Traumatic brain injury
Burr hole surgery
Cancer – only under some circumstances
Central venous thrombosis
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
Congenital heart disease
Fits, seizures or convulsions
Diplopia (double vision)
Dizziness or vertigo
Guillain Barré syndrome
Heart attacks – with conditions.
Hypoxic brain damage
Lewy body dementia
Long QT syndrome
Motor neurone disease
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Severe memory problems
Severe communication disorders
Spinal conditions, injuries or spinal surgery
Reduced visual acuity
Visual field defect
If you do not tell the DVLA of your medical condition you could be fined up to £1,000 and could even be prosecuted if you have an accident.
Check to see if a health condition affects your driving here