Our story

Dr. Ian McKenzie, is a GP and the managing partner at Pencester Surgery in Dover, Kent. He has had a varied career. After qualifying in medicine in New Zealand, he followed his passion for flying by joining the Royal Air Force – retiring as a Consultant in Aviation Medicine in 1996. He then spent eight years with Pfizer designing and running international drug trials before returning to general practice in 2006. He also provides an occupational medicine service for pilots, seafarers, offshore oil and gas as well as windfarm workers from Pencester Surgery in Dover.  More details can be found here: https://www.machmed.co.uk/ .  He became interested in firearms when looking for an interest that he could share with his son. Clay pigeon shooting filled that need brilliantly, and he’s remained a keen shooter ever since.

He has followed the recent changes in firearms legislation with great interest but has been disappointed by the reluctance and often outright refusal by his colleagues to assist in providing medical reports requested by the Police in support of a firearms application. A request by the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) led to the realisation that he could provide a valuable and essential service to fellow enthusiasts.

Our service

We provide fast turnaround medical reports for people applying for UK firearms and shotgun certificates if your own GP surgery does not undertake this service. Our services are delivered remotely with no face-to-face appointments necessary. We aim to process your request within one week of receiving your paperwork, ensuring your firearms certificate application gets processed as quickly as possible; BUT do check first if your own GP will do this for you.

Details and Fees

Our core principles


We aim to process your application within one week of receiving your complete medical records and Application and Consent form.


We will do a comprehensive review of your medical records. Any items that potentially meet the criteria identified by the Police will be commented on.


We will happily answer any queries related to your application in a timely manner.