You need to tell DVLA about some medical conditions as they can affect your driving.
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving.
You can voluntarily give up your licence. You might choose to do this if, for example:
- your doctor tells you to stop driving for 3 months or more
- your medical condition affects your ability to drive safely and lasts for 3 months or more
- you do not meet the required standards for driving because of your medical condition
You’ll need to tell DVLA and send them your licence.
If you have a medical condition that affects your driving and do not voluntarily give up your licence, you must inform DVLA. They will decide if you can continue holding a driving licence.
Check if your condition needs to be reported
If you have a car or motorcycle licence, you can either:
- use the online service to check if your condition needs to be reported
- check the A to Z list for your condition
You’ll then be told how to report your condition - this will either be in the online service or by printing off and sending a paper form.
If you have a bus, lorry or coach licence
You cannot use the online service to check for your condition or report it to DVLA.
Check the A to Z list for your condition and follow the link to find the form.