Taxi Driver Medical

A taxi driver medical is carried out to ensure that drivers are in good enough health to safely drive a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage on the public highway.

Before You Book With Us

Your Local Authority, not the DVLA, decide who can carry out your medical. Therefore, we strongly advise customers to check first whether or not any General Practitioner can complete the medical examination for them. This is because most Local Authorities allow any GP to perform Taxi Medicals where as others state that only the driver’s own General Practitioner may do so.

In addition, some Local Authorities require that the person conducting your medical has access to your medical records. This may need to be requested from your GP surgery in advance of your appointment.

Only available on Wednesdays


Your Appointment

Please bring with you the following to your medical appointment:

  • Medical Form (you can find your medical form online by visiting your Local Authority’s website and searching for ‘Taxi Licensing’).
  • Photographic Identification.
  • Your driving glasses/contact lenses and prescription if applicaple.
  • Details of any ongoing medical conditions plus any medication you are taking.
  • Medical records as required.

The medical professional conducting your medical will review your medical records based on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Group 2 Medical Standards.

The medical examination itself takes approximately twenty minutes to complete and covers the following areas:

  • Vision
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine system
  • Neurological
  • Medical records as required.
  • Psychiatric

We may not make a fitness decision during your medical as there may be additional checks and time required e.g. if you have suffered from a previous medical condition related to your heart, in which case an Echocardiogram (ECG) may be required. Local Authorities have adopted Group 2 guidelines but often do not have the facilities to deal with a follow up such as an ECG, you will be expected to arrange this yourself if it is deemed necessary.

Your Medical Test Results

If your test results are normal, the medical professional conducting your medical will provide a fitness certificate to confirm to the DVLA that you are fit to drive a private hire vehicle or hackney carriage.

If your test results are not normal, or if your test is unsuccessful, the medical professional conducting your medical is obliged to report to the DVLA that you do not fit the medical requirements.

For advice and guidance on assessing your fitness to drive please visit: General information: assessing fitness to drive.


Book your Taxi Driver Medical Test

Liverpool City Centre

57 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9ER
Mon – Thur: 08:00 – 18:00
Fri: 08:00 – 17:00
Saturdays: Closed
Sundays: Closed
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