Can DVLA check medical records?
Drivers have a requirement to tell DVLA if they have any medical conditions that could interfere with their ability to drive unless they are some short term conditions. They also have an obligation to respond to questions by DVLA or provide information requested from their healthcare professionals about their condition. And the DVLA can request periodic medical reviews, often for drivers over a certain age or with certain conditions.
Doctor or healthcare professionals may also consider notifying the DVLA if they have a concern for the person’s safety when driving or for that of the larger public. The DVLA can also request information from doctors or healthcare professionals under the same rules if they think there is a declarable medical condition.