DVLA extends range of healthcare professionals qualified to deal with driving licence applications


The process for dealing with professional driving licence applications has been made faster following a change in the law enabling healthcare professionals other than doctors to complete medical questionnaires.

The change to the Road Traffic Act means the forms can be referred by doctors to colleagues such as specialist nurses and opticians to speed up the system and get truckers back behind the wheel as quickly as possible.

All drivers must meet the medical standards for fitness to drive and [...]

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