Summary of Amendments - DVLA Assessing Fitness to Drive Guide

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The 'Assessing fitness to drive: guide for medical professionals' is produced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DLVA) and is a guide for medical professionals to help them with enquiries from the public about driving with various conditions.

March 2017

Neurological disorders

‘Dizziness’ – ‘dizziness’ has replaced ‘giddiness’ as the working term.
‘Traumatic brain injury’ – clarification of traumatic brain injury assessment.

Cardiovascular disorders

‘Aortic aneurysm’ – layout changed to aid clarity.
New section added called ‘Thoracic aortic aneurysm with bicuspid aortopathy’.
'Congenital heart disease’ – revised and re-presented section.

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07 March 2017

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