DVLA warned current medical check rules may have a 'grave impact on road safety'

Dr Peter Holden, BMA Professional Fees Committee chair warns GP’s are the only ones who have access to full medical records which is vital when assessing someone’s ability to drive.

He said: “Across the country, thousands of drivers require medical ‘fit to drive’ sign off in order to obtain or renew their drivers’ licence.

“We know that some of these drivers, aware of the current DVLA backlog, are bypassing the queue at their own GP practice and going to third-party registered medical practitioners.

“The issue here is that only an individual’s GP practices has access to a patient’s full medical record so only they know whether or not that person is fit to drive.

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source: express.co.uk