Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Mild memory problems and DVLA not allowing me to drive despite GP saying otherwise
Does anyone have any useful information regarding driver medical group DVLA. Very briefly I was diagnosed with mild memory problems around three years ago. The extent of the problem is confined to perhaps mislaying something or forgetting the odd appointment and providing I maintain some lifestyle changes it is unlikely to progress. The DVLA have repeatedly refused me a driving license first citing medication as the issue and then after changing the medication citing memory problems. This is despite both my G.P. and my Consultant Psychiatrist stating I am fit to drive. I cannot appear to get anywhere with them and cannot afford to appeal via the legal system due to cost. I feel like I am a prisoner in my own home and I also have a physically disabled partner who could really benefit from me driving. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
- 53.1K All Categories
- 10.4K Start here and say hello!
- 4.8K Coffee lounge
- 4K Disability rights and campaigning
- 1.5K Research and opportunities to get involved in
- 149 Community updates
- 12K Talk about your situation
- 1.8K Children, parents, and families
- 762 Work and employment
- 579 Education
- 1.1K Housing, transport, and independent living
- 1K Aids, adaptations, and equipment
- 278 Dating, sex, and relationships
- 264 Exercise and accessible facilities
- 21.2K Talk about money
- 2.1K Benefits and financial support
- 4.4K Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 12.3K PIP, DLA, and AA
- 2.5K Universal Credit (UC)
- 4K Talk about your impairment
- 1.3K Cerebral palsy
- 676 Chronic pain and pain management
- 700 Rare, invisible, and undiagnosed conditions
- 751 Autism and neurodiversity
- 929 Mental health and wellbeing
- 298 Sensory impairments
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.