I applied to renew my 3 year licence early in August and (about 6 weeks later) received a letter from the Drivers Medical Group of the DVLA saying they were revoking my licence due to information received about my "persisting neurological problems".
Where this info came from I don't know - they hadn't contacted either my doctor or my neurologist! The only possible source would have been from the medical questionnaire I completed by ticking the boxes describing any symptoms. The only box I ticked was "freezing" but I qualified that by adding "only when walking" - which is true.
I had also taken an Experienced Driver Assessment in February (which lasted about 40 minutes) but decided not to send in the certificate as, although I passed, the instructor/examiner did mention that I drove a little too fast at times and, although I subsequently took a speed awareness course which slowed me down to an acceptable level, I didn't want to give them any excuse to refuse my licence - big mistake!!!
So, upon receipt of the letter, I immediately had to cease driving. We live in a country lane in a village in West Sussex with no pavements and I am a self-employed building contractor - so this has caused big problems. The only saving grace is that my business partner has been prepared to run things on site while I work from home doing all the admin (which I did anyway but without the restrictions). Although my wife DOES drive, she has her own life to lead and I hate being so dependent as we already have a 31-year old son who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.
I meanwhile re-applied early in October after DVLA agreed to look again at my case with all the new supporting evidence that I have sent them (the EDA certificate; neurologist's and doctor's positively-worded letters) - and a couple of weeks ago I received a letter (from DVLA) to say that they have written to my neuro and it would be a minimum of 6 weeks until I get a decision. So, at the moment I am living in limbo albeit a bit more positive!
They certainly know how to rush things through!
Re the letter Eileenpatricia mentions (above): there is a proviso that says that you are ok to drive without a licence (as long as you held one previously) UNLESS you have had your licence refused or revoked - so I daren't chance it as I'm sure the insurance would be deemed invalid.