Last reviewed 30 October 2019

The Traffic Commissioners have reminded operators that they should check if their employees suffer from a medical condition which could affect their driving and might need to be reported to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

The Agency publishes a full list online (everything from Acoustic neuroma to Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome) so they can check which conditions need to be reported.

This can be found at and carries a warning that failure to tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects a person’s driving can result in a fine of £1000.

In some cases, such as diabetes, there is specific guidance for lorry, bus and coach drivers and this is available at

This covers drivers with diabetes treated by diet alone and those with insulin treated diabetes who are applying for a lorry or bus entitlement.

The Traffic Commissioners said: “It’s worth pointing out that notifiable medical conditions include those which sometimes may be ‘invisible’ at first, such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Professional drivers are considered a high-risk group when it comes to mental health and there is a specific form (M1V) for lorry, bus or coach drivers to use to report certain types of mental health conditions to the DVLA.

This can be found at