Hro medical (your experiences)

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Dave321

Well-known member
Yeh Dave said he has previous misuse on his records so they most likely will contact from this. Those people who got medical so soon after more or less ticked no on every box - whether it was true or not... They luckily got away with it. But ofcourse if you lied and they do contact GP, you've suddenly got a very complex case on your hands.
 

Dave321

Well-known member
Hi Samielewi, not sure what to do really, bit of a gamble isn't it, but if I tell the truth then I'm not going to get my licence back for ages as I haven't been getting LFTS Done with my gp to prove I haven't been drinking, I only stopped drinking 20 day's ago when I realised they might well check! I just thought I had to pass the CDT, it's not looking good is it if I tell the truth ?
 

Mich467

New member
I'm hoping this thread can become a sticky and be the one stop place to compare peoples experiences. It can be difficult as it seems (quite understandably) that people don't come back on here once they have got their licences back but I would appreciate anyone who does to please fill in the following below and post:

1) Date you applied for new licence:
2) Date when you got the letter to book medical:
3) Date when you sent letter back to book medical:
4) Date of Medical:
5) Date of Results and Outcome:


Also Please state:

1) Period of abstinence prior to actual medical Date:
2) Drinking habits prior to abstinence period:
I'm hoping this thread can become a sticky and be the one stop place to compare peoples experiences. It can be difficult as it seems (quite understandably) that people don't come back on here once they have got their licences back but I would appreciate anyone who does to please fill in the following below and post:

1) Date you applied for new licence: 01/01/2022
2) Date when you got the letter to book medical: 03/04/2022
3) Date when you sent letter back to book medical:17/04/2022
4) Date of Medical:03/05/2022
5) Date of Results and Outcome:not yet


Also Please state:
Took a medichecks test I drink half a litre of vodka every day 33 years old obese never been convicted of drink driving applied for hgv license but medical record sais I misuse alcohol didn’t abstain before medichecks test result was 1.1 surprising really so not abstaining before test no reason to do so will pass
1) Period of abstinence prior to actual medical Date:none
2) Drinking habits prior to abstinence period:heavy vodka use have done for years half a litre every day
 

Mike889

Well-known member
I'm hoping this thread can become a sticky and be the one stop place to compare peoples experiences. It can be difficult as it seems (quite understandably) that people don't come back on here once they have got their licences back but I would appreciate anyone who does to please fill in the following below and post:

1) Date you applied for new licence: 01/01/2022
2) Date when you got the letter to book medical: 03/04/2022
3) Date when you sent letter back to book medical:17/04/2022
4) Date of Medical:03/05/2022
5) Date of Results and Outcome:not yet


Also Please state:
Took a medichecks test I drink half a litre of vodka every day 33 years old obese never been convicted of drink driving applied for hgv license but medical record sais I misuse alcohol didn’t abstain before medichecks test result was 1.1 surprising really so not abstaining before test no reason to do so will pass
1) Period of abstinence prior to actual medical Date:none
2) Drinking habits prior to abstinence period:heavy vodka use have done for years half a litre every day
1.1 and drinking vodka everyday😮😮..thats crazyyy
 

Greg1979

Member
Hi all. Great resource for information on here. I got a 2 year ban reduced by 25% with the TTC course, and I am due to have my ban expire on 20/02/2023.

I was hoping someone could give me some advice before I approach my GP. I had a TIA in November 2018 and was placed on medication for treatment. One of which was Statins. I had some blood tests carried out in June 2019 by my GP Practice and was called in by the GP to discuss alcohol consumption as my blood test showed impaired liver function. I pointed out to the GP that I had attended a wedding and probably over did it, and was unaware that the statins and alcohol would react with one another. Long story short he gave me some literature about alcohol, etc., and didn't seem interested in my discussion re-the statins. 4 weeks later I had further blood tests, and I had abstained from alcohol in the run up. All tests came back as normal. The GP I was dealing with at the time has now left the practice, and I was wondering if it was worth me booking an appointment with my new GP to go over the circumstances as I am concerned how this has been flagged on my medical records. I have my bloods done every year, and it has never been flagged up again.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

Dave321

Well-known member
Hi all. Great resource for information on here. I got a 2 year ban reduced by 25% with the TTC course, and I am due to have my ban expire on 20/02/2023.

I was hoping someone could give me some advice before I approach my GP. I had a TIA in November 2018 and was placed on medication for treatment. One of which was Statins. I had some blood tests carried out in June 2019 by my GP Practice and was called in by the GP to discuss alcohol consumption as my blood test showed impaired liver function. I pointed out to the GP that I had attended a wedding and probably over did it, and was unaware that the statins and alcohol would react with one another. Long story short he gave me some literature about alcohol, etc., and didn't seem interested in my discussion re-the statins. 4 weeks later I had further blood tests, and I had abstained from alcohol in the run up. All tests came back as normal. The GP I was dealing with at the time has now left the practice, and I was wondering if it was worth me booking an appointment with my new GP to go over the circumstances as I am concerned how this has been flagged on my medical records. I have my bloods done every year, and it has never been flagged up again.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Hi Greg, are you a HRO or not ? Have you been abstinent from alcohol lately ? If so how long ?
 

Greg1979

Member
Hi Dave, I am an HRO. I've been drinking on and off over the past 4 / 5 weeks on social events. I don't drink during the week or at home. But I am planning on being abstinent as of the end of May (I have a work function to attend near the end of the month). Looking at advice here I should be well in the clear by the time I have to apply with the D27 or D1 form in November, and then await the medical.
 

Dave321

Well-known member
Hi Dave, I am an HRO. I've been drinking on and off over the past 4 / 5 weeks on social events. I don't drink during the week or at home. But I am planning on being abstinent as of the end of May (I have a work function to attend near the end of the month). Looking at advice here I should be well in the clear by the time I have to apply with the D27 or D1 form in November, and then await the medical.
Have you got previous alcohol misuse or dependency on your gp record do you know Greg, or not ?
 

Greg1979

Member
Nothing, Dave. Apart from that one incident detailed above where the GP flagged it up due to my blood test showing a liver impairment that was gone when I had my bloods done 4 weeks later.
 

Dave321

Well-known member
Nothing, Dave. Apart from that one incident detailed above where the GP flagged it up due to my blood test showing a liver impairment that was gone when I had my bloods done 4 weeks later.
You should be OK then Greg, how long are you planning on being abstinent before your CDT test ? Keep in mind that the DVLA will send you for a medical, with a DVLA doctor about 5 weeks after you reapply for your licence. They will send you the D27 application form about 90 days before your ban end's.
 

Greg1979

Member
Hi Dave. Thanks for the update. That is a relief. I was planning on being abstinent from the end of May. So, 6 months prior to the DVLA issuing my D27 form in November,.
 

Dave321

Well-known member
Hi Dave. Thanks for the update. That is a relief. I was planning on being abstinent from the end of May. So, 6 months prior to the DVLA issuing my D27 form in November,.
You'll be fine then Greg, as long as you stick to it your CDT levels will be fine, you'll pass and get your licence back. Good luck! 👍
 
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