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The DVLA will either
- Let you keep your full licence
- Issue you with a time-limited licence, which would then be reviewed after this time period has elapsed
- Issue you with a licence to drive only automatic cars or suitably adapted vehicles
- They may ask you to take another driving test or visit a Mobility Centre for an assessment
The DVLA must be kept informed of any changes to your health or medication and you need to inform your insurance company of your medical condition and of any special adaptations you may have had fitted to your vehicle. You should inform both parties if your condition worsens.
You should not think about driving for a least four to six weeks after a stroke and then, if your GP is happy with your recovery, you can return to motoring. However, if you have any ongoing problems you need to inform the DVLA. You should also tell them if other medical conditions such as diabetes or epilepsy and if your epilepsy of controlled by medication you will not be allowed to drive until you have been free of attacks for twelve months. The DVLA will ask for permission to contact either your doctor of consultant for further information.