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HGV Medical in Smethwick

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Driver medicals carried out by GMC-registered doctors in Smethwick

For individuals working as drivers, particularly those handling heavy goods vehicles in Smethwick, it is crucial to prioritize their health and well-being to ensure road safety. As a driver, you have a joint responsibility with your employer to maintain your fitness for driving. A mandatory step in this process is undergoing a HGV Medical examination to qualify for the appropriate category on your driver’s license. Regular repeat check-ups are essential, starting at age 45, and then every 5 years until age 65, when annual medical examinations become necessary. At Simply Medicals, we offer convenient, proficient, and cost-effective driver medical services. Our services not only save you time and money compared to visits to your doctor and optician, but also ensure a quick and efficient process. Our clinics, situated in over 22 locations across the West Midlands and Bristol area, provide flexibility and accessibility to suit your needs. With most drivers being seen within a week, we prioritize efficiency while maintaining high quality standards in our services. Trust Simply Medicals to ensure your continued eligibility and safety on the road through our expert driver medical examinations.

You can book your HGV Medical near Smethwick.

We provide the D4 Medical forms and the D2 Forms.

The eye test is included and we provide a free re-test.


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.

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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

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Why Choose Simply Medicals for your HGV Medical in Smethwick ?

Located in the heart of Smethwick, England, Simply Medicals is the top choice for individuals in need of HGV Medicals. As a GMC registered provider, our team of experienced medical professionals ensures that every examination is thorough, accurate, and compliant with all necessary regulations. What sets us apart from other providers is our commitment to offering same day appointments, making it convenient for our clients to get the medical clearance they need quickly and efficiently. In addition, our affordable pricing makes it easy for drivers to meet their medical requirements without breaking the bank.

At Simply Medicals, we take pride in our reputation for excellence, as evidenced by our numerous 5-star reviews from satisfied clients. Our dedication to providing top-notch service and care is reflected in every aspect of our practice, from the cleanliness and professionalism of our facility to the expertise and compassion of our staff. Whether you are a seasoned driver in need of your regular check-up or a new driver seeking your initial medical certification, Simply Medicals is the best choice for all your HGV Medical needs. Trust in our proven track record of exceptional service and quality care to ensure that you are able to hit the road safely and confidently.

About Smethwick

Located in the West Midlands region of England, Smethwick is a historic town that has seen significant growth and development over the years. Originally known for its industrial roots, particularly in the manufacturing of metal goods, Smethwick has evolved into a diverse and vibrant community with a rich cultural heritage. With a population of over 57,000 residents, Smethwick offers a range of amenities and services to cater to its residents’ needs.

One of the key attractions in Smethwick is the Grade II listed Galton Bridge, which spans the New Main Line canal and railway tracks. This iconic structure is a testament to the town’s industrial past and is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike. In addition, Smethwick is home to a number of parks and green spaces, providing residents with a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

In terms of education, Smethwick boasts a number of schools and colleges, ensuring that residents have access to quality education and training opportunities. The town is also well-connected, with excellent transport links including bus and rail services, making it easy for residents to travel to nearby cities such as Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Overall, Smethwick offers a mix of history, culture, and modern amenities, making it an attractive place to live and visit. Whether you are interested in exploring its industrial heritage, enjoying its green spaces, or taking advantage of its educational opportunities, Smethwick has something to offer everyone.


Most frequent questions and answers

What if I get a medical condition after my medical?

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.

What does a HGV Medical involve?

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.

Can you fail a Medical?

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.

HGV Medical Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out our 5 star reviews.

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 Medica


Where can I get my HGV Medical?

At Simply Medicals, we offer medicals at several locations across the West Midlands and South of England.

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