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Pacemaker implant - including box change

Group 1 entitlement:

  • Must not drive for at least 1 week and must notify the DVLA.
  • Driving may resume after 1 week provided there is no other disqualifying condition

Group 2 entitlement:

  • Must not drive for at least 6 weeks and must notify the DVLA.
  • Driving may resume after 6 weeks provided there is no other disqualifying condition

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.

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Last edited 06/2019

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