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3 Best ways to prepare for your HGV Medical

3 Best ways to prepare for your HGV Medical

You will get the 3 best ways to prepare for your HGV medical in this article. HGV Medicals are a vital part of the DVSA requirements to drive. It is always a good idea to come to your medical prepared. The amount of preparation needed will depend on the number of medical conditions you have. However, here’s three ways to make your HGV Medical go as smoothly as possible.

Step 1: Book Your HGV Medical With A Reputable Company

There have been many occasions where I have heard drivers complain about the doctor not turning up. Furthermore, patients getting charged extortionate amounts of money for their medical.

Here are a few things to look out for


The doctor who carries out your HGV medical needs to be full GMC registered. All of Simply Medicals’ doctors are GMC registered and experienced in carrying out medicals.


You need to go to a reliable doctor. The best way to find this out is by word of mouth and reviews. Simply Medicals has over 1000, 5 star reviews online. Find out more here.


Most people pay in excess of £100 for their HGV Medical. However if you book online you can find a reputable company like Simply Medicals who would do it at a fraction of the price. Simply medicals charges £55, or £49.99 if booked online.

Step 2: Leave Ample Time For Your HGV Medical

We mean this in two ways:

  1. Book it at least 6 weeks before it is due
  2. Arrive early on the day of the HGV Medical assessment

Why 6 weeks?

We advise to try and book early. The main reason for this is because if there are any issues with your HGV medical then you may need to sort this before we do a re-test.

For example, if your eye sight does not meet the standard or your blood pressure is too high. You can get an eye test or start on some medication for your blood pressure before your expiry and then you can pass your test.

Why arrive early?

There’s a few reasons to arrive early. However, by far the most important reason being that the earlier you come the more relaxed you will be. This will in turn mean your blood pressure will be lower. Ultimately, increases your chances of passing your medical on the day.

Step 3: Ensure You Bring All The Correct Documents

There are a few things you must bring with you for your HGV Medical.

These include

  • Your D4 medical form – Simply Medicals has copies of the forms and D2 forms should you need them.
  • Photo ID
  • The glasses or contact lenses you use when driving
  • Your current eyesight prescription if you wear glasses to drive
  • Details about any medication you are taking
  • Information on any ongoing medical conditions you may have (if applicable)

Ultimately, It all starts with your HGV medical.

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