driving and hypertension
Last edited 06/2019
Group 1 entitlement:
- May drive and need not notify the DVLA, except:
- Must not drive if diagnosed with malignant hypertension until condition has been effectively treated or controlled but need not notify DVLA. (Malignant hypertension: elevation in systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 180 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure greater than 110 mm Hg associated with evidence of progressive organ damage)
Up-to-date details guidance may be obtained from the publication "At a Glance Guide to the Current Medical Standards of Fitness to Drive" and the website www.dvla.gov.uk.
- (1) British Heart Foundation, Factfile 12/2005.
- (2) DVLA (March 2019). For Medical Practitioners. At a glance guide to the medical standards for fitness to drive.