Medicals - taxi and private hire licence

Medical summary

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council needs to be satisfied that all licensed taxi and private hire drivers are medically fit. In order to assess an individual's medical fitness the council applies the standards required for a DVLA Group 2 licence which requires a higher level of fitness than is needed for an ordinary driving licence.

How do I arrange my medical?

Our medical form can be downloaded below or obtained from the Licensing Team. It should be taken to your own doctor, as they have access to your full medical history. If it is completed by someone who has not got this, it could lead to delays in processing your application. The eye test on the form should be completed by an optician.

This medical report cannot be issued free of charge as part of the National Health Service so you will be required to pay the medical practitioner's fee.

If you are applying for a taxi or private hire driver's licence for the first time you must bring your completed medical form when you apply.

How often do I have to have a medical?

A DVLA Group 2 medical is valid until the age of 45 years. Medicals are then renewable every five years until the age of 65 (unless the period is reduced because you have an ongoing medical condition). From the age of 65 years, the Group 2 medical is renewable every year without an upper age limit.

Last updated: ‎25‎/‎09‎/‎2017‎ ‎15‎:‎08‎

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