Cheap drivers medicals for taxi drivers

We do medical examinations for people applying for a first taxi licence and existing taxi drivers renewing their licences. We aim to provide some of the cheapest taxi medicals in the UK and also to give you the best service.

The majority of councils allow their drivers to go to any registered doctor but it is important that you check with your licensing department before you come to us because some councils say that drivers have to go to their own GP. The council licensing department will give you a medical questionnaire which you need to bring with you to your appointment for the doctor to complete. You then need to return this to the licensing officer.

The medical standard to hold a taxi licence is the same as for a  DVLA group 2 bus or lorry licence.


Medical conditions

If you have ever had ischaemic heart disease (a heart attack, angina, coronary artery bypass graft, or insertion of a stent) you must have a treadmill test every three years to hold a taxi licence.

If you have diabetes and use insulin you may be able to hold a taxi licence but you will need to be seeing a diabetes specialist every year and keeping a record of at least twice daily blood sugar tests.

If you have diabetes and take certain tablets you will need to be doing a blood sugar measurement at least twice a day.

If you have further questions, visit our frequently asked questions page, or get in touch.


Find your local centre

Next, find your local drivers medical test centre and book an appointment.