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How to prepare for the DVLA medical exam for high risk offenders

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emsfun 05 Jun 2014

Could you please tell me what a medical exam for high risk offenders entails? Is it just a blood test or is it urine and blood? Also what do they test for in the blood? I really need my licence for my disabled child and don't want to muck this up. Could you give me as much info as possible please?


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gices 05 Jun 2014

You will need to give a sample of blood and sometimes they ask for urine specimen as well. There's an interview with the GP and a physical examination too.

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Beller2017 04 Oct 2019

THC and Class A substance

How long does it take for THC and Class A substance to get out of your blood system? Have medical coming up, how long do you wait for your appointment with dvla doctor?

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biglee 04 Oct 2019

Class A 3 to 5 day and THC 30 to 90 days depends on potency and usage

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andrewmccutcheon 04 Oct 2019

Banned for alcohol misuse

Ok I've not been banned for drink driving!

I was banned for alcohol misuse I've never drunk and drove!

Do you know if I need a medical as I don't come under the high risk offenders?

If I do any pointers how to pass?

Milk thistle I've read and testosterone.

I've been drinking through my ban and I'm worried.

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Dangermouse 04 Oct 2019

Is there a time limit for being a high risk offender?

I was banned from driving after refusing a breath test whilst riding a moped on a provisional license. This occurred some 25 years ago. I have not driven a car or motorcycle/moped since and have still not learned to drive.

I recently reapplied for my provisional license and have been told I have to take the 'High risk offender' medical - after 25 years! The conviction is clearly now 'Spent'.

Do I really have to go through the expense and delay of a DVLA medical after 25 years or is there a time limit we are not told about?

[Migrated from previous topic 12602 dated 22 Aug 2015]