What we do
Our fully qualified, actively practicing GPs aim to turn around medical reports for UK firearms and shotgun applications within one week of receiving your medical records from your surgery. No face-to-face appointments necessary. Complete the Application as well as our Consent Form and we’ll do the rest; requesting your medical records via a Subject Access Request; creating your medical report and sending it to the Police Firearms Officer who’s processing your firearms application. We do recommend that you first check with your own GP to see if this is a service they provide.
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
After receipt of your Contact/Application and Consent once we have requested and received your medical records we will conduct a review of them against the criteria the Police require, which include Acute Stress Reaction, Suicidal Thoughts or Self Harm/Harm to others, Dementia, Mania, Bipolar, Psychotic Illness, 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.
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. We are entitled to request a copy of your medical notes (via a SAR’s) without charge under GDPR and your surgery must provide these within 40 days. To enable us to do this you are required to complete our Application Form and Consent (please ensure your signature on the consent form is in your handwriting)