What is a notifiable medical condition?

What is a notifiable medical condition?

Notifiable Medical Conditions are diseases that are of public health importance because they pose significant public health risks that can result in disease outbreaks or epidemics with high case fatality rates both nationally and internationally.

What happens if I don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition?

If you don’t tell the DVLA about a medical condition which might affect your driving you could be hit with a £1,000 fine. If you’re involved in an accident because of your condition you could also face prosecution.

Who informs DVLA of medical conditions?

The guidance states that GPs have to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if a patient is driving against medical advice.

What do medical conditions do I have to tell the DVLA about?

And the list doesn’t just run to a few simple things, it’s an extensive A to Z of diseases, syndromes and ailments. It’s also packed with common conditions with everything from diabetes to depression and blood pressure to strokes included.

What are notifiable conditions that can affect your driving?

Notifiable conditions are anything that could affect your ability to drive safely. They can include: diabetes or taking insulin. syncope (fainting) heart conditions (including atrial fibrillation and pacemakers)

When do you need to notify the DVLA if you have diabetes?

If your diabetes is treated with insulin, the DVLA will issue your driving licence for one, two or three years, depending on the severity of your condition. You don’t need to notify the DVLA if the diabetes is managed by a non-insulin-based medicine, or diet, unless you’ve had a hypoglycaemic episode in the last 12 months.

What happens if you dont tell the DVLA about a disability?

There are different forms for different conditions and disabilities. Contact DVLA if you’re not sure what to do. You could be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a condition that might affect your ability to drive safely. You could also be prosecuted if you have an accident.