Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on driving and diabetes mellitus

An advisory panel working together with the DVLA providing expert advice with the aim of improving road safety.

Role of the advisory panel

The purpose of the this advisory panels is to provide the Secretary of State for Transport, in practice the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), with expert advice with the aim of maintaining and improving road safety. This is reflected in the granting and renewal of driving licences within the framework of the minimum health standards set out in the Third EC Directive on Driving licence (2006/126/EC). The panels, some of which have existed in their present form for 20 years or more, are advisory and have no legal powers.

Membership

  • Dr A E Gold (Chair)

Members

  • Professor K M Shaw

  • Dr M D Feher

  • Dr I Gallen

  • Dr D Flanagan

  • Dr D J C Flower

  • Dr P Mansell

  • Dr M Evans

Lay members

  • Dr M L Shaw

  • Mr K J Clinton

Observers

  • Dr S Mitchell (Civil Aviation Authority)
  • The Medical Adviser (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland)

DVLA

  • Dr W Parry (Senior Medical Adviser)
  • Dr S Rees (Panel Secretary)
  • Mrs C Green (Head of Medical Policy)
  • Mr B Jones (Business Change and Support Manager)

Members’ interests

Register of members' interests

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Agendas and minutes

Readers should note that when panel minutes are initially published on the internet, they have been agreed by panel members as “draft minutes”, to be formally approved at the following respective meetings.

17 March 2015 agenda

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17 March 2015 minutes

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14 October 2014 agenda

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14 October 2014 minutes

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18 March 2014 agenda

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18 March 2014 minutes

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01 October 2013 agenda

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01 October 2013 minutes

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19 March 2013 agenda

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19 March 2013 minutes

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18 September 2012 agenda

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18 September 2012 minutes

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Archived panel minutes

Archived panel minutes are available on The National Archives.

Panel updates

Important panel updates/changes to standards can be found below.

Diabetes panel updates

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Code of practice and terms of reference

Code of practice (including terms of reference)

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