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Sixty seconds on . . . driving licences

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 24 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2097
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

I like that song!

That’s nice, but we’re not talking about Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License”—one of the biggest hits of 2021. The BMA has estimated that over 200 000 patients are waiting for medical assessments for driving licence applications.

What’s caused the pile up?

You don’t get any points for guessing that it’s the pandemic. All heavy goods vehicle (HGV) licence applications must be accompanied by a medical assessment. Last year, to keep the country’s supply chains going, the government said …

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