Taxi Driver Medicals (Hackney Carriage and Private Hire)
We carry out medical examinations for people applying for a first taxi licence and existing taxi drivers renewing their licences.
Although the medical standard to hold a taxi licence is the same as for a DVLA Group 2 bus or lorry licence, the Local Authority will supply you with their medical form which they wish to be completed. This form is often available on their websites.
Some Local Authorities insist on the medical examination being completed by the applicant?s own GP. The table below provides guide-line information. If you are uncertain please check with your local Council Licensing Department to make sure that you can see a doctor other than your own GP for the medical assessment. ?At Examinair you will be required to complete a comprehensive health questionnaire and sign confirming that the answers provided are complete and correct.
|North Norfolk District Council||Medicals can be obtained either by your GP or from a central agency e.g. Examinair||Telephone: 01263 513811
Taxi Drivers Licensing Policy
|Great Yarmouth Borough Council||Do not specify that medicals must be carried out by applicant?s own GP||Telephone: 01493 856100
|South Norfolk District Council||The initial medical must be carried out by applicant?s own GP but subsequent medicals can be carried out by any medical practitioner||Telephone: 01508 533633
|Borough of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk||?Applicant?s own GP must confirm the applicant?s medical fitness||Telephone: 01553 616200
|Norwich City Council||Medical must be conducted by applicant?s own GP||Telephone: 01603 212212
|Broadland District Council||Medical must be conducted by applicant?s own GP||Telephone: 01603 431133
|Breckland Council||Medical must be conducted by applicant?s own GP||Telephone: 01362 656870
Specific 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 had a treadmill test in the last three years you should be able to get a copy of the report from your doctor.
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.
Examinations cost total: £90.00 (incl. £15 VAT). Payment is accepted by DEBIT card, cheque or cash. Please note there is a 2% surcharge for CREDIT/company cards. Account terms available for Company Contracts.
Thursdays, Fridays, every other Saturday at Norwich Airport.
Please bring the following with you:
Please bring with you:
- Photo identification (e.g. passport or photo driving licence)
- Council medical examination form
- Spectacles or lenses if worn
- Opticians prescription, dated within 4 months, if spectacles worn driving
- Details of any prescription medication
- Contact details of your own GP
Free parking is available on site