Yes, DVLA medical consists of questionnaire, medical exam (feeling of liver, stomach, blood pressure, look at eyes etc.), blood test for CDT and if they deem necessary a urine test to check for drug use. Generally after having the medical, it takes a few days for DVLA to receive the blood results and doctor report through, but will more than likely take them a lot longer to 'get scanned on their system' (I think this is their way of saying it is put in the queue to await review by the medical staff....)I’ve got my medical coming up end of the month, is it just blood tests and the questions that’s needed? I see people saying the DVLA then send questionnaires to GP is that because they are classed as dependent or? Can anyone explain the process and time scale for none dependency? Is it a case of jus doing the medical and receiving licence back after a couple weeks or? TIA
If there is any note from any medical (or other agency) that there may be any previous alcohol or drug misuse or dependence, or if they just feel like it for no apparent reason, then they may write to the GP. This takes them another few weeks to get sent out, the GP then has I believe up to 6 weeks to reply to them, again this enters the 'scanning on the system' queue. They then are reviewed by the medical staff and one of three things eventually happens i) they request further information before they will make a decision, ii) they further decline you for a period of time, or iii) they issue you a licence of between 1 - 10 years.
It is really difficult to generalise on how long someone's application can take, some (lucky people) have their medical and then receive their licence in the post in a week's time, however others are tortured for months longer before knowing their fate.