It looks like sense has prevailed.

I got a letter this morning to sign saying that I didn't have a current Driving licence. (Or if I did to surrender it and send them the DVLA docs).

So despite their declaration that 'using an applicant's GP to verify that an individual meets the criteria for a concessionary travel pass is regarded as an unsatisfactory arrangement' they have accepted the GPs note anyway.

I might even get a new one before the old one expires, there's still 8 days until it does.