NEW DRIVING REGULATION
New driving guidance provided by the DVLNI states that patients who are on medication which contains morphine should not be driving as this can affect their driving ability.
Cocodamol 30/500mg fits this category. Doctors can provide an alternative drug for patients on this medication which contains a reduced dose of codeine.
Please check with reception for more information.
DRIVERS WITH INSULIN TREATED DIABETES WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR GROUP 2 LICENCE (LGV/PCV)
Entitlement qualifying conditions which must be met:
- no episode of hypoglycaemia requiring the assistance of another person has occurred in the preceding 12 months
- must have full awareness of hypoglycaemia
- must demonstrate an understanding of the risks of hypoglycaemia
- will not be able to apply until their condition has been stable for a period of at least one month
- must regularly monitor their condition by checking their blood glucose levels at least twice daily and at times relevant to driving (a glucose meter with a memory function to measure and record blood glucose levels must be used)
- DVLA will arrange an examination by an independent hospital consultant who specialises in the treatment of diabetes every 12 months (at the examination, the consultant will require sight of their blood glucose records for the previous three months)
- must have no other condition which would render them a danger when driving Group 2 vehicles
- they will be required to sign an undertaking to comply with the directions of doctors(s) treating the diabetes and to report immediately to DVLA any significant change in their condition.