The key aspect for all medicals involve seeing a doctor who will screen your health against the requirements of a governing body. For example, bus/truck drivers this would be the DVLA, taxi drivers would have their local licencing authority, other may have employers etc. Medicals generally consist of questions surrounding your medical history, blood pressure and vision checks. Further options could include drug and alcohol tests and musculoskeletal examinations to name a few. Please see the specific pages under services for more information.
Majority of the driver medicals undertaken can be completed in around fifteen minutes. However, this can depend on the your history and medicals conditions in which case, they can take longer. Other medicals can range from fifteen minutes to an hour.
Each medical differs so it is important to read your email confirmation thoroughly once you have made the booking so you have some time to prepare. An example of what could be possible are:
Depending on the circumstances, either your medical form will handed to you / your employer, or submitted to the relevant bodies by us. We will advise you accordingly.
The MSA medical involves a meeting with a doctor who will screen your health by completing an MSA medical form. The medical consists of four main parts a) completion of a medical report regarding your medical history and general health b) a blood pressure reading c) a visual acuity test and d) a urine analysis.
Please note: we are not able to carry out ECGs (these are required for international licences.
Yes, the visual acuity section is an important part of the MSA medical and all our medicals include this within the same cost. Please be aware that in certain circumstances it may not be possible for us to complete the eye test e.g. bad vision and therefore we will advise you to see an optometrist to have this completed separately. This is in your best interests.
On average medicals take 15 minutes but can depend on the individual’s history and medicals conditions in which case can sometimes take longer.
You MUST bring the following with you when you come for your medical:
Once the medical is complete, the doctor will hand the medical form back for you to send off to the MSA.
No. Our doctors are there to complete the form and are not entitled to give an indication on whether you are fit enough. This decision is entirely down to the MSA.