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kateybash

Revoked license following CIS diagnosis.

Really needing advice.. as of this afternoon I have been advised by the DVLA that I am no longer allowed to drive, I have to send my license back to them due to my CIS diagnosis. I have been crying all day. I am a health visitor and need my car to work. I was under the impression that this would not happen and that people with MS itself were allowed to drive. Any advice out there. Waiting on my neurologist and doc calling back. Feeling desperate. Thanks Kate

poppy12

@poppy12

@kateybash that's a totally disgusting decision from the DVLA. All I have heard is that the license may be changed to a 3 year one and you have to go back and be checked for your fitness to drive in these intervals. I hope you soon get the phone call you are waiting for. If you feel you can drive (i.e. eye sight, hand and foot control okay, not too fatigued) this should surely be contestable. poppy

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@kateybash , they may have requested your licence back, whilst the review the situation with your Consultant/Doctor, but you should still be able to drive whilst they have your licence! Have a read through this :- https://www.gov.uk/driving-medical-conditions/telling-dvla-about-a-medical-condition-or-disability and then give the DVLA a call on 0300 790 6806

kateybash

@kateybash

Aww @stumbler I feel sick... will call in the morning, thanks for the advice. Doesn't help that I'm waiting for 2nd MRI results ☚ī¸

anxious123

@anxious123

@kateybash i have been told by neuro and ms nurse my licence will be ok even if i am diagnosed with ms and they just fill tick box form unless dctr has concerns

kateybash

@kateybash

Thanks, however if symptoms have been dizziness and forgetfulness would this still be the case? I have been too honest I think. Very upset.

anxious123

@anxious123

I have been advised by nero and ms nurse that cis is not reportable...this is written in 3 letters etc...i cant find reference to cis on list of reportable conditions on dvla website but i am shocked by some of the Temporary short term illnesses that are reportable !

anxious123

@anxious123

@kateybash which form did you have to fill in the one relating to ms doesnt seem to ask about dizziness? Sorry for the questions just concerned i am getting wrong advice from healthcare people x

kateybash

@kateybash

I actually don't know the name of the form, I just filled it out as honestly as I thought. Will let you know what I hear. X

anxious123

@anxious123

Thanks am so confused now...looked at the forms none mention cis and given what neuro advised i dont know whether to advise dvla or not !

kateybash

@kateybash

DON'T!!!

kateybash

@kateybash

Sorry, not very fair. Maybe I filled in the form wrong or wrong form! I am too honest but think that's very important. Sure i will have answers tomorrow, beginning to feel hysterical and sure all fine. Do not worry it will be sorted 🙂

smurf69

@smurf69

@anxious123 I'm also CIS and was advised by both neurologist and MS nurse that I didn't need to inform DVLA. @kateybash sure that @stumbler is right and you can drive while they review your case.

anxious123

@anxious123

Sure you will get sorted...fingers crossed for you! Let us know how you get on...xx

kateybash

@kateybash

Thanks so much, feeling more positive. Really appreciate that. Drinking vino now. Phone calls tomorrow. Hic! Hic! đŸ¤Ŗ

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@kateybash , I think the following is the form that you would have been asked to complete :- https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/629723/cn1-medical-questionnaire.pdf I do believe it would be unusual for a medical assessment to take place over the phone. Anyway, your dizziness, does it affect you when you're standing up or sitting down? If it's only when standing up, then you should be fine to drive, unless you do this standing up!!!!!! :wink:

Vixen

@Vixen

Hi there lovely. I was diagnosed inJanuary and told by the MS nurse that I would have to inform the DVLA which I did. They sent me a form, I filled it in and returned with my driving licence and they sent me a new one - at no cost - having confirmed my details with the neurology dept. I need to renew it every three years. I have just hired a car in Spain with my licence, no problems! Good luck :-)

kateybash

@kateybash

Thanks a million for all your advice, happily tucked up in bed now... phone calls tomorrow and I'm sure it will all be cleared up. Much appreciated x

merfield

@merfield

Same here @vixen ....now got a 3 year licence ( & I'm ancient ) you should be fine @kateybash 🍀😉 xx

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@kateybash , keep us updated. :wink:

doubleo7HUD

@doubleo7HUD

I'm three months in to telling em and iv heard. NOwt back yet not even a peep I'm also ment to drive a van for work so ?????? Not really been in it since before Christmas other than to take it out its home on a morning and night. I have heard about a access to work grant you can apply for but I'm getting pip out the way first my poor missis has to drag the kids out of bed every morning just to ey me to work she's knackered too bless her

doubleo7HUD

@doubleo7HUD

Get not ey

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@doubleo7hud , the DVLA work as quickly as they can, but rely on responses from your GP and your Consultant. You can see where the delays occur! But, it's these two, who will verify whether you're fit to drive. Although, I think we all know when we're unfit to drive. It's not worth the risk......

kateybash

@kateybash

Thanks everyone, I was told by my doctor and neurologist that they are clamping down more at present. DVLA are going to send a letter to my neurologist asking her to advise appropriately. Unfortunately for me I'm not allowed to drive until the investigation is over. Real bummer and I have been really down about it all. Determined to get up tomorrow in a better, positive mood. My poor family are getting the brunt of my unhappiness with everything just now. Sure it will all be sorted... just hope they hurry up!

Stumbler

@Stumbler

I'm sorry to hear this, @kateybash . And i thought we were innocent until proven guilty! :wink: The DVLA process will be as quick as the responses they request from your Doctor and Consultant.

Bernadette

@Bernadette

optic neuritis is a notifiable condition to the DVLA, CIS is not. i have a diagnosis of CIS following presentation of optic neuritis - i have some other symptoms which i was not required to detail on the notifying form. i felt well enough and safe to drive so did so until DVLA got back to me, they provided options of particular opticians in my area - no option of just going to any old one. I underwent testing which was extremely thorough. i was permitted to drive with no further notifications required. everything was processed quickly, i hope that's of some comfort. only you can judge if you are safe to drive avoid giving any information unless you have optic neuritis with the benefit of hindsight i would have told fewer people (generally) about my diagnosis of CIS at all it only confuses and/or scares them. i have worked in the NHS too it is a harsh work environment, especially in nursing, and really suggest you take union advice about how you handle anything