Taxi Driver Medicals

taxiTowcester Medical Centre is one of the three approved centres in the local area for Taxi Driver Medicals.

A licence is required before any person can drive a hackney carriage (taxi) or private hire vehicle (minicab).

Before a licence is granted the applicant must satisfy the Council that the applicant:

  • Is over 21 years of age
  • Has held a full driver’s licence for at least twelve months.  This must be a UK licence in order to take the DSA test.
  • Is medically fit
  • Completes a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.  (Note: This is the new name for a Criminal Record check)
  • Passes a DSA driving test

For further information and to download the necessary forms click the link: Licensing for Taxis – South Northamptonshire

A taxi driver medical takes approximately half an hour during which the doctor will carry out the necessary examinations and complete the required medical form.

Taxi Driver Medicals are done on a private basis and are charged at £120 + VAT for registered patients or £180 + VAT for non-patients.

Payment needs to be made a week in advance of the appointment.

Please note we do not have card payment facilities at the surgery so we can only accept cash or by cheques.