Swansea Trading Standards have written to taxi licensing authorities about the ability of Doctors on Wheels Ltd to provide taxi and private hire medicals.
In the letter Rhys Harries, Trading Standards Team Leader, wrote:
Swansea Trading Standards is currently working with the DVLA and investigating the commercial services operated by ‘Doctors on Wheels Ltd’. Limited information can only be provided at this time.
Doctors on Wheels Ltd is a company based in Leicester which offers and carries out various medical examination services at fixed and mobile locations across the UK; this includes a D4 medical examination report; this report can be required for a number of reasons including but not limited to applications for a Group 2 Bus or Lorry licence.
As from 20th June 2019 the DVLA are no longer accepting D4 Medical examination forms where Doctors on Wheels Ltd have carried out the examination on the applicant driver.
This letter is just to make each Licensing Authority aware of the situation; it is down to each Authority to action or not as you deem fit. The Investigating Authority will not provide advice on whether you should accept or reject applications from this company as that is a decision for you.
Confirmation of this current action can be viewed on the DVLA website by using this link:
This information has also been publicised by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and can be found using this link:
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