Medical requirements for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers

New drivers / Renewing drivers medicals

As part of the application requirements, applicants for hackney carriage or private hire driver licences must obtain and submit a medical report completed by their own GP*.

A medical form can be collected from our offices or downloaded here: Medical report form (pdf)

The applicant will need to make an appointment with their GP and pay any fees required.

Medical practitioners are asked to confirm that the applicant complies with the group two medical standards, set by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Read the DVLA medical standards for a summary.

The medical, once completed, must be received by Three Rivers District Council within 4 months of the Doctor signing it. New applicants are required to produce a medical report when they apply for their first licence.

A further group 2 medical report will be required once the licence holder reaches the age of 45, then every 5 years until the age of 65.

Licence holders aged 65 or over are required to pass a group two medical on a yearly basis.


*Please note that we will only accept medicals completed by your own GP or a GP at the shared practice where they have access to your patient records.