GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME AND DRIVING
You must tell the DVLA if you have, or are recovering from, Guillain-Barre syndrome. This also applies to CIDP and all associated inflammatory neuropathies.
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. If you’re involved in an accident, you may be prosecuted. Car, motorcycle, bus, coach, or lorry licence. Tell the DVLA.
Medical conditions, disabilities and driving
Telling the DVLA about a medical condition or disability
You must tell the DVLA if you have a driving license and:
- you develop a “notifiable” medical condition or disability
- a condition or disability has got worse since you got your license
Notifiable conditions are anything that could affect your ability to drive safely. They can include:
- other neurological and mental health conditions
- physical disabilities
- visual impairments
If you’re in Northern Ireland you must contact the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA): www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/how-tell-dva-about-medical-condition
If you’re in the Republic of Ireland contact the National Driver License Service (NDLS): www.rsa.ie/RSA/Licensed-Drivers/Safe-driving/Medical-Issues/
How to tell DVLA
Check if you need to tell DVLA about your condition to find the forms or questionnaires you need. The address you need is on the forms. There are different forms for different conditions and disabilities.
DVLA drivers’ medical enquiries
Telephone: 0300 790 6806
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:00pm
Saturday, 8am to 1pm
You can email DVLA to tell them about your driving and medical issues by typing this into your browser:
Drivers’ Medical Enquiries
You could be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a condition that might affect your ability to drive safely. You could also be prosecuted if you have an accident.
Further information if you live in Ireland:
Republic of Ireland