Having honestly filled out the form to renew my driving licence I received a letter from the DVLA telling me that they were refusing to renew my licence and that I must stop driving immediately. Unfortunately I told them about 2 severe hypos I'd had back in December & January, both at home, and both when I was taking a 10 week course of industrial strength antibiotics following a total knee replacement. I explained the details on my application but it appears that nobody read that. I saw my GP at the time and have seen him since receiving the ban. He has written a supporting letter to the DVLA. I was told initially by the DVLA that it takes them 2 weeks from receipt of a letter to posting it into my records. On 5 October I confirmed that my GP's letter was in my record and was told that it would be ELEVEN WEEKS before anyone at the DVLA would read it. On 5 October they were working on correspondence from 17 July. How can any department possibly operate with a continual 3 month backlog in their workload?? At this rate my GPs letter won't even be looked at until the week between Christmas and New Year. I expect to remain totally grounded, when I'm perfectly fit to drive, until well into the New Year. I have written to my MP about the delay and have had a reply to say that he was going to write to the DVLA on my behalf and would let me know what they had to say when they replied to him. Mega frustrated at the DVLA's incompetence.