I'm 70 later this month and filled out a form on-line to renew my driving licence. The form had a question asking about named medical conditions. Arrhythmias were not one of them. I didn't have any of the stated conditions. While searching the DVLA website as to what I should do with my old paper licence (pre-plastic card licence) I came across the revised section on medical conditions. Arrhythmia is listed, but when you go to further details it states:
"Arrhythmia and driving
You must tell DVLA if you have arrhythmia and it affects your driving.
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.
Car or motorcycle licence
You need to tell DVLA about your arrhythmia if one of the following apply:
you have distracting or disabling symptoms
your arrhythmia has caused or might cause incapacity
Check with your doctor if you don’t know if your arrhythmia affects your driving.
You must tell DVLA if your arrhythmia affects your driving. Fill in form H1 - ‘Confidential medical information’ and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.
Bus, coach or lorry licence
You must tell DVLA. Fill in form VOCH1 - ‘Confidential medical information’ and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.
Last updated: 12 March 2015.."
(Reproduced without permission. © DVLA. Source: gov.uk/arrhythmia-and-driving )
So that's much clearer. I don't have to notify them