Did you know there are over 100 health conditions that need reporting to the DVLA? | Driving Test Success

Did you know there are over 100 health conditions that need reporting to the DVLA?

If you fail to report any of the listed conditions, a £1,000 fine may be issued or you might even be prosecuted. 

As a driver, it is your responsibility to keep the DVLA up to date with any existing, or new medical conditions that you have. If you fail to do this there are some serious repercussions that you may face. 

The DVLA has listed all the conditions that will need reporting. This comes as the DVLA is about to update its guidance on eye conditions in the approaching weeks. 

After completing forms on your condition the agency will assess your situation, case by case, and they will decide what the next steps are.

Depending on your condition, you may need to get a new driving licence, which could include a shorter licence; one, two, three or five years. You may also need to adapt your car to accommodate your condition. 

Check to see if a health condition affects your driving here.

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Here is the list of conditions that you must report to the DVLA:

  •  Absence seizures
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol problems
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Amaurosis fugax
  • Amputations
  • Angiomas or cavernomas
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • ADHD
  • AIDS
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Blackouts
  • Blood clots
  • Blood pressure
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain abscess, cyst or encephalitis
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain tumour
  • Broken limbs
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Burr hole surgery
  • Cancer - only under some circumstances
  • Cataracts
  • Cataplexy
  • Central venous thrombosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
  • Cognitive problems
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Fits, seizures or convulsions
  • Déjà vu
  • Defibrillators
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Drug use
  • Eating disorder
  • Empyema (brain)
  • Essential tremor
  • Eye conditions
  • Guillain Barré syndrome
  • Head injury
  • Heart attacks - with conditions.
  • Heart failure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hemianopia
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Huntington's disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypoxic brain damage
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Korsakoff's syndrome
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Learning disabilities
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Limb disability
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Marfan's syndrome
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night blindness
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Optic atrophy
  • Pacemakers
  • Paranoid schizophrenia
  • Paraplegia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Personality disorder
  • Pituitary tumour
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotic depression
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Severe memory problems
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Syncope
  • Seizures/epilepsy
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Schizo-affective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scotoma
  • Severe communication disorders
  • Spinal conditions, injuries or spinal surgery
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Tachycardia
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Tunnel vision
  • Usher syndrome
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Vertigo
  • VP shunts
  • Visual field defect

If you do not tell the DVLA of your medical condition you could be fined up to £1,000 and could even be prosecuted if you have an accident. 

Check to see if a health condition affects your driving here.

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