Professional drivers medical examinations

Cotswold Medicals first began examining lorry drivers and taxi drivers in the 1990s. We realised that professional drivers wanted easy access to low-cost medical examinations. They wanted experienced doctors who had a thorough knowledge of the medical standards required by DVLA and local Hackney and private hire licensing authorities.

Dr Phil Thornley, founder and medical director of Cotswold Medicals and, says:

“I realised during many years working as a GP that doctors’ time was becoming increasingly pressurised. It was often difficult for taxi drivers and truck drivers to get an appointment with a doctor who had the time for this work after treating sick patients all day, and who could also offer a really competitive price.”

At our highest priority is satisfied drivers. We aim to ensure that every driver feels they have been dealt with efficiently and courteously, and has received a careful and thorough medical assessment. Read what people say about us.

Tens of thousands of medicals

By sticking with our original philosophy, we have grown to be the largest independent examiners of bus drivers, lorry drivers, and taxi drivers in the UK. We have examined tens of thousands of drivers and operate from around sixty locations across the UK.

We are also approved examiners for many bus companies including First Group bus company, Stagecoach buses and London Transport red buses.

We provide professional occupational health services to companies across the UK. We work with some of the smallest companies employing just a handful of people and also with some of the UK’s largest employers.

Find your nearest Drivers Medicals location, and book an appointment now.