Heart transplants and driving

You may need to tell DVLA if you have had a heart transplant.

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

Car or motorcycle licence

You don’t need to tell DVLA, but you should stop driving for at least 1 month and only start driving again when your doctor tells you that you are safe to do so. Read leaflet ‘CLE1066’ for more information.

Bus, coach or lorry licence

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