Partly a rant partly a question. I did check many other threads but couldn’t see anything that covered this.
Dx late 2016 and after finding my own MS Nurse I was told by her I would need to notify DVLA. I was a bit miffed about this but she told me that it would probably mean just dropping to a shorter renewal period.
I duly notified DVLA and after 6 months they finally tell me that I have to go to a 3 yr renewal. I was quite shocked by this as I was expecting 5 yrs. Oddly though my first recorded relapse was 10 years ago and so it is likely I was suffering MS before this and through all of it I continued to drive with no problems ever. More importantly is the fact that up until a couple of years ago my job required me to drive C1 and D1 vehicles and to do this I had to undergo an advanced course on those vehicles (for my employer) as well as a refresher every couple of years. I passed all of these with flying colours.
It feels like a massive blow to have lost these groups on my licence and I am really miffed about it. I believe I can have a medical with my GP who can say I am still fit but that I will have to pay for this report.
My question is multiple;
Will I have to sit the medical every three years at the renewal time?
It’s not critical to my job any more but would be nice for a bit of charity work I do but is it worth it trying to get these groups back?
Has anyone gone through this and what was your experience?
Thanks very much everybody