Needing a Drivers Medical?
Driver’s Medicals require a complete review of your past medical history, your medications as well as your current physical and mental health. They require time with both the practice nurse and doctor and as such cannot be squeezed into a ‘normal’ 15 minute appointment slot. Driver’s Medicals are not funded by government subsidy and therefore attract a higher charge than normal.
When carrying out a driver’s medical your doctor is subject to the rules and regulations set out by Land Transport, who will be informed if you are deemed medically unfit to drive. As part of the assessment you may be required to undergo a cognitive screening test. If there is any doubt about your medical capability to drive, you will be referred to undertake an on-road test and/or many require specialist assessment.