What we do
Our fully qualified, actively practicing GP aims to turn around medical reports for UK firearms and shotgun applications within one week. No face-to-face appointments necessary. Simply send us your medical records and Application and Consent Form, and we’ll do the rest; creating your medical report and sending it to the Police Firearms Officer who’s processing your firearms application.
Dr Ian Mckenzie is a partner in a GP surgery in Dover, Kent and actively engaged in the sport of shooting. After being contacted by the British Association For Shooting and Conservation (BASC) he realised that he could help fellow firearms certificate holders with their UK firearms and shotgun applications with medical reports.
Dr. Ian Mckenzie, GP
We fully support you in your firearms application.
How our process works
To process your firearms application, we require a set of your medical notes. This will be the last 10 years of notes for a renewal (except in Wales who require a full set of notes for all applications). For an initial application we need a full set of notes including specialist letters and copies of the old record cards once known at ‘Lloyd George’ cards. You are entitled to a request a copy of your medical notes without charge under GDPR and your surgery must provide these within 40 days. To accompany your medical notes, we also require you to complete our Application and Consent Form
On receipt of your medical records and your Application and Consent Form, we conduct a review of your medical records against the criteria the Police require, which include Acute Stress Reaction, Suicidal Thoughts or Self Harm, Dementia, Mania, Bipolar, Psychotic Ilness, Personality Disorders, Neurological Conditions, Alcohol or Drug Abuse, Depression and any other relevant condition. If any apply, these will be included in our medical report.
We send your medical report to you and the Police. Only the Police can make a decision to issue your firearms certificate; we provide a factual report based on your medical reports and do not make any recommendations on your suitability to own a firearm. If your report identifies any potential issues, this is not necessarily a bar to you owning a firearm, the police will contact you to seek further information to clarify and understand any potential issues.