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 if you’ve had heart failure.

You must stop driving for at least 1 month after your heart failure is under control. You must only restart driving when your doctor tells you it’s safe.

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

Bus, coach or lorry licence

You must tell DVLA if you’ve had heart failure.

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

You must stop driving for at least 1 month after your heart failure is under control. You must only restart driving when your doctor tells you it’s safe.