Juliew Member Posts: 58
edited 29. May 2017, 13:13 in Living with Arthritis archive
Someone said I have to inform the dvla and my insurance company about my hip replacement op, does anyone know if there's any truth to this?

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You have to inform the DVLA if you've had any surgery (not just a THR) and are still not safe to drive 3 months later.

    The surgeon will decide whether or not you're fit to drive but most people are.

    If the surgeon is happy for you to resume driving, you need take no action. https://www.gov.uk/surgery-and-driving

    I hope all goes well for you
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I informed both the DVLA and my insurers about the dates of the operations and the dates when I was able to resume driving (both are also aware that I am a disabled driver). I didn't know if it was a legal requirement but to me it made sense. I don't recall any comment from Swansea but, when I was paying my insurance via monthly instalments, they were reduced to £5 per month and my cover suspended. DD
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