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Yes, you are correct that based on what you say it should be straightforward for you to get your licence back. Sometimes they write to your GP for no apparent reason.. so if they tell you they are writing to him then get in touch with the surgery and beg them to do a quick turnaround to prevent delay. DVLA only chase the GP after 6 weeks have elapsed.
 

Grantyone

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Yes, you are correct that based on what you say it should be straightforward for you to get your licence back. Sometimes they write to your GP for no apparent reason.. so if they tell you they are writing to him then get in touch with the surgery and beg them to do a quick turnaround to prevent delay. DVLA only chase the GP after 6 weeks have elapsed.
Thank you for the reply. It’s just a waiting game now I suppose.
 

topchippyles

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Thanks for your reply buddy.... oh, they don't say that then do they, that there's another level for the others (misuse, dep) ... anyway had my test yesterday, big needle, yuck lol, doc seemed ok, he seemed more bothered about me having a cold and wanted me to get tested for covid-19 ... he made me touch my nose and also follow and touch his finger, he touch my belly in places, he said i was fit for my age.... stop drinking for 32 days before hand, so i think my CDT level will be well below 1% tbh
Had your results yet ??
 

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Yes, you are correct that based on what you say it should be straightforward for you to get your licence back. Sometimes they write to your GP for no apparent reason.. so if they tell you they are writing to him then get in touch with the surgery and beg them to do a quick turnaround to prevent delay. DVLA only chase the GP after 6 weeks have elapsed.
The current DVLA letters are saying that they don't expect to hear back from your GP for 12 weeks (due to COVID). Whether this means they won't chase before 12 weeks are up, I don't know. I would hope that most GP's (especially if you've already spoken to them and they are supportive, as mine was) are able to get these forms back far quicker than 12 weeks in any case. If you think your GP may be contacted I think the general advice from others on this forum is to try to speak to your GP before your medical, which I'd certainly agree with. Not only will this help ensure that your GP doesn't contradict something you say at the medical if DVLA does contact them, but it should also help to speed up their turnaround of the form they get sent.
 

Grantyone

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The current DVLA letters are saying that they don't expect to hear back from your GP for 12 weeks (due to COVID). Whether this means they won't chase before 12 weeks are up, I don't know. I would hope that most GP's (especially if you've already spoken to them and they are supportive, as mine was) are able to get these forms back far quicker than 12 weeks in any case. If you think your GP may be contacted I think the general advice from others on this forum is to try to speak to your GP before your medical, which I'd certainly agree with. Not only will this help ensure that your GP doesn't contradict something you say at the medical if DVLA does contact them, but it should also help to speed up their turnaround of the form they get sent.
Yeah spoken to my GP and my medical isn’t until next week. He told me they don’t prioritise these forms and it normally takes 4 weeks for them to deal with. I’d imagine each surgery is different so 4 weeks is certainly better than 12!

That said, if DVLA do write to me to advise they have written to my GP, I will as advised, contact them and beg for them to do the form quickly and send back to DVLA. From what my GP said when I spoke to him, the form would take a matter of minutes as I have no red flags and a clean medical file. With that in mind, it’s not as if I’d be asking the doctor to take a huge amount of time out of their day job for me.
 

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Yeah spoken to my GP and my medical isn’t until next week. He told me they don’t prioritise these forms and it normally takes 4 weeks for them to deal with. I’d imagine each surgery is different so 4 weeks is certainly better than 12!

That said, if DVLA do write to me to advise they have written to my GP, I will as advised, contact them and beg for them to do the form quickly and send back to DVLA. From what my GP said when I spoke to him, the form would take a matter of minutes as I have no red flags and a clean medical file. With that in mind, it’s not as if I’d be asking the doctor to take a huge amount of time out of their day job for me.
It isn't as if you are asking for a favour, the GP is paid by the DVLA to fill in the form which will take around 5 minutes. It is in their best interest to fill it in sooner rather than later as they will get paid quicker. Perhaps he was being a bit pessimistic at timescale, tell him you'll book an appointment twice a week to see him until it is filled in, I'm sure he'll find time to fill it in quicker than 4 weeks in that scenario!!!:confused::D
 

chrism2800

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It isn't as if you are asking for a favour, the GP is paid by the DVLA to fill in the form which will take around 5 minutes. It is in their best interest to fill it in sooner rather than later as they will get paid quicker. Perhaps he was being a bit pessimistic at timescale, tell him you'll book an appointment twice a week to see him until it is filled in, I'm sure he'll find time to fill it in quicker than 4 weeks in that scenario!!!:confused::D
My surgery won't reply to DVLA until they have been paid,and DVLA wont pay them until they have replied with the appropriate information!!
The surgery have now said that this is their policy!
Catch 22!!
They have agreed that I can pay the fee (£40) in person for them to proceed!!
DVLA have advised against this as I may not be reimbursed, but my job depends on it!!
So Monday morning I'm paying myself!!
 
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Grantyone

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My surgery won't reply to DVLA until they have been paid,and DVLA wont pay them until they have replied with the appropriate information!!
The surgery have now said that this is their policy!
Catch 22!!
They have agreed that I can pay the fee (£40) in person for them to proceed!!
DVLA have advised against this as I may not be reimbursed, but my job depends on it!!
So Monday morning I'm paying myself!!
let’s be honest mate, when it’s at this stage, we’d probably pay £400 to get it over the line, never mind £40. If I’m encountered with that scenario then I’d happily pay it to get my licence back quickly.
 
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