Lorry driver medicals carried out by GMC-registered doctors
HGV drivers, naturally spend a lot of time on the road. Therefore, this means you and your employer have a responsibility to ensure that you remain fit enough to carry the job.
In order to obtain your category C or C+E licence, you’ll need to undergo a medical. After which, repeat check-ups will be required when you get to 45, and every 5 years after that until the age of 65. From 65 onwards, you’ll be required to have your medical conducted annually.
At Simply Medicals we provide convenient, competent and cost-efficient driver medicals. You’ll find our service to be more affordable than having to see your doctor and optician respectively, plus we’ll have it all wrapped up for you in no time. Most of our drivers are seen within the week, and we have over 14 locations around the West Midlands, to suit your needs.
Book this HGV Medical for:
- Lorry Drivers
- LGV Drivers
- Ambulance Drivers
- 7.5 Drivers
- C1 Drivers
- Horsebox Medical
- Motorhome Drivers
- PCV Drivers
- Coach Drivers
What does the HGV medical involve?
You’ll undergo an eyesight test, using a Snellen chart to determine your visual acuity. We’ll also check your blood pressure, and discuss your medical history and any medications you may currently be on, as these may impact your ability to drive safely.
What do I need to bring to my D4 lorry driver's medical?
- Your D4 medical form (We have spare if needed)
- Photo ID (Drivers Licence/passport)
- The glasses or contact lenses you use when driving
- Your current eyesight prescription (If glasses are worn for driving)
- Details about any medication you are taking
- Information on any ongoing medical conditions you may have
Most frequent questions and answers
At Simply Medicals, we offer medicals at several locations across the West Midlands.
Acocks Green, Aldermans Green, Aldridge, Allesley, Allesley Green, Amblecote, Ashmore Park, Aston, Balsall Common, Barston, Bartley Green, Bearwood, Beechwood, Bentley Heath, Benton Green, Berkswell, Bickenhill, Billesley, Bilston, Birmingham, Bishopgate Green, Blackheath, Blakenall Heath, Blakenhall, Blossomfield, Bloxwich, Boldmere, Bordesley, Bordesley Green, Bourne Vale, Bournville, Box Trees, Brades Village, Bradley, Bradnocks Marsh, Brandhall, Brierley Hill, Bromford, Bromley, Brownhills, Brownhills West, Bushbury, California, Carol Green, Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale, Castlecroft, Catherine-de-Barnes, Chadwick End, Chapel Fields, Chelmsley Wood, Cheswick Green, Cheylesmore, Church Hill, Clayhanger, Compton, Copt Heath, Coseley, Coventry, Cradley Heath, Darby End, Darlaston, Darley GreenDickens Heath Digbeth Dorridge Dudley Earlsdon Eastcote Eaves Green Edgbaston Erdington Fen End Flints Green Fordbridge Fordhouses Four Oaks Friar Park Great Barr Halesowen Hall Green Hampton in Arden Hamstead Handsworth Handsworth Wood Harborne Hardwick Harvest Hill Hawkes End Hockley Hockley Heath Hodgehill Hollyberry End Illey Illshaw Heath Kings Heath Kings Norton Kingshurst Kingstanding Kingswinford Knowle Ladywood Lodge Green Longbridge Low Hill Lutley Lye Meer End Meriden Merridale Mill Green Millisons Wood Moseley Nechells Netherton Netherwood Heath New Oscott New Town Northfield Norton Norton Green Oakham Old Hill Oldbury Olton Oscott Oxley Packwood Packwood Gullet Park Village Pelsall Pendeford Pensnett Perry Barr Perry Beeches Pheasey Pickford Pickford Green Pinketts Booth Quarry Bank Radford Red Hill Reeves Green Rotten Row Rowley Regis Royal Sutton Coldfield Rubery Rumbush Rushall Saltley Sedgley Selly Oak Shard End Sheldon Shelfield Shirley Small Heath Smethwick Soho Solihull South Yardley Sparkbrook Springfield Stechford Stockland Green Stone Cross Stourbridge Stow Heath Streetly Temple Balsall Tettenhall Three Maypoles Tidbury Green Tipton Tividale Tyburn Wall Heath Walmley Walsal End Walsall Walsall Wood Warings Green Washwood Heath Wednesbury Wednesfield Weoley Castle West Bromwich West Heath Whitley Whitlocks End Whitmore Reans Willenhall Wollaston Wolverhampton Wood Green Woodcross Woodsetton Woodside Wootton Green Wordsley Wylde Green Yardley Yardley Wood
On average a HGV medical takes 10-15 minutes to undertake.
You have your first medical when you apply. Thereafter, it is at the age of 45. Then, every 5 years until the age of 65. After which it is annually.
Any new medical issues are best discussed with your GP first. If they feel it is notifiable then you must notify the DVLA. Do not wait for your next medical to declare conditions.
The doctor will conduct an eye test. Then they will check your weight, height, blood pressure and listen to your heart. They will then take a detailed history of your current and past medical issues. The doctor will inform you if there are any issues.
A HGV medical costs £49.99 if booked online or £55.00 if booked over the phone.
It is possible to fail. Simply Medicals provides a free re-test if there are any issues with your medical. So you can sort them out with your GP and get a re-test and pass. There are some conditions that are barred for HGV driving. The doctor will inform you if this is the case for your medical condition.
This is a mandatory health assessment to check if a driver is fit to drive.
HGV Medical Reviews
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Rating 4.9 – Based on 1102 reviews
Mark Prince – “Had my medical yesterday and was made to feel very welcome from the staff and dr walji. Would definitely recommend” 5 Stars – 16/11/2022 – Driver Medical
Zac Drury – “Friendly and professional” – 5 Stars – 14/11/2022 – HGV Medical
Craig Gillion – “Very professional. Made you feel relaxed. Would highly recommend” – 5 Stars – 10/11/2022 – D4 Medical
Matthew Magnante – “Really friendly guy. Had a chat and joke put you at ease. Would really recommend this service” 5 Stars – 06/11/2022 – Lorry Driver Medical
Darren Jeavons – “Very professional and polite” – 5 Stars – 4/11/2022 – Class 1 Medical