Good afternoon all!
I am a district nurse and currently looking for some advice from people who have been in the same position as one of my patients!
He had a seizure 30th March 2020. Hadn’t had a seizure for 4 years but stopped taking a key medication. Prior to this seizure he could drive and when he had seizures before he would be able to drive almost instantly 1 year from fitting.
However, he sent off his driving license application 8 weeks ago as advised and 4 days ago received a letter from DVLA stating that he has to have a medical assessment from his GP.
Does anyone know what this medical assessment consists of?
The patient has since been offered a new job in car sales and they have said it is critical that he can drive. He has been honest, explained the situation to them and the car company HR dept have basically advised management to retract the offer!! (Equality act 2010 comes to mind).
Anyway, the patient has now been informed he cannot get a GP appt for 4-6 weeks for this “medical” which we are unsure of what it is called. I have tried to research but mostly comes up with D4 medicals for HGV/bus drivers etc so assume that’s a different medical.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so what is the assessment called?
Can you pay privately to have the medical assessment?
As you can imagine his mental health is at rock bottom and he will be potentially jobless from his old job in 1 week as he handed his notice in so things could decline.
Thank you in advance