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 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.
- Dr I Gallen, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology (Chair)
- Dr M Feher, Consultant in Diabetes and Clinical Pharmacology
- Dr D Flanagan, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Dr D J C Flower, Senior Health Director
- Dr P Choudhary, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Diabetes
- Dr M Evans, Consultant Physician
Dr M Shaw
Observers - representatives from the following organisations:
- Civil Aviation Authority
- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- National Programme office for Traffic Medicine, Dublin
- Dr N Jenkins, Interim Senior Doctor
- Dr A Hemmington-Gorse, Panel Secretary
- Representative from Drivers Medical Group
- Representative from Driver Licensing Policy
- Representative from Service Management Office
Agendas and minutes
When panel minutes are initially published on GOV.UK, they have been agreed by panel members as ‘draft minutes’, to be formally approved at the following meetings.
Archived panel minutes
Archived panel minutes are available on The National Archives.
Important panel updates and changes to standards are on the following attachment.