You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.

Car or motorcycle licence

You don’t need to tell DVLA that you’ve had a heart, cardiac or coronary angioplasty.

However, you must stop driving for at least 1 week after this procedure. Only start driving again when your doctor says you’re safe to do so.

Read ‘Car or motorcycle drivers with heart conditions’ for more information about heart conditions and driving.

Bus, coach or lorry licence

You must tell DVLA if you’ve had a heart, cardiac or coronary angioplasty. You must stop driving for at least 6 weeks after this procedure.

Fill in form VOCH1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.