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DVLA & GP Delays

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Peppergirl, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. Peppergirl

    Peppergirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    DVLA received my medical licence renewal on 20th September 2021 and only because I asked my MP to intervene did they send a letter to my GP 6 months later on 31st March 2022. Nothing's happened with my GP as this is not classed as NHS work, so the 12 months under section 88 is quickly running out. Everything is fine health wise. I have no reason to believe that the diabetes consultant or neurologist (MS) would stop me driving, if they are contacted. I've not been in this position before. What happens after the 12 months? Do I have to resit my driving test? I'm trying to get through to the DVLA but there are long delays.

    Thanks

    Sally
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I can't help regrading what happens after 12 months but I am concerned that you believe you are driving under section 88 and have no reason to believe the diabetes consultant or neurologist would stop you driving.
    You can only drive under section 88 if you have a doctor's approval TO drive. If you do not have proof a doctor has given you approval to drive, you are not entitled to drive.
     
  3. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm also waiting for my medical licence to be renewed, but got a letter from my Diabetes Endocrinologist, so that I could drive under section 88. It's a nightmare trying to phone them. When I spoke to Citizens Advice, the lady said her relatives licence took 13 months to come, she didn't mention taking another test or anything.
     
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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been waiting over a year now since sending in the renewal form. Around Jan/Feb time I had a form about mental health from DVLA to fill in, I guess regarding a different anti depressant I was taking. I’ve heard nothing since. I can’t seem to contact them either!
     
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  5. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    OP have reported success after contacting their MP, so maybe a route to consider?
     
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