Your GP as of the 25th April 2017 can now report you to the DVLA without your consent if they consider you to be unfit to drive.
Whilst the GP must still make every reasonable effort to secure your consent it now overcomes the previous challenges GP's faced to secure that consent before making a report.
This will hopefully ensure that those who need additional medical support to drive safely receive it, or appropriate advise if they are no longer able to drive and options offered to them on alternative transport.
It will also hopefully reduce the occurence of those persons involved in road crash caused by their "fitness to drive", for example due to failing eye sight.
If you have suffered serious injury or sadly bereavement due to a road traffic collision then contact a specialist Solicitor at Moore Blatch Solicitors on Freephone : 0800 157 7611 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Moore Blatch LLP is a leading UK law firm.
The General Medical Council (GMC) has told GPs they no longer have to seek patients’ consent to contact the authorities, if they do not feel it is “safe or practicable to do so”.