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  • When you apply for a firearms or shotgun license we can issue you with a medical police proforma, report or certificate regarding your health.
  • At this difficult time Shotgun & Firearms Medicals wish to re assure you we will be working normally helping your renew your firearm certificate.
  • Importantly, at this time, GP surgeries have entirely changed the way they work and  filling in the letter you require for the police or copying your records will not be seen as any sort of priority for them.
  • We suggest that you approach or write to them politely and request your record if they will not provide you with a certificate or the pro forma you need.
  • As regards the Police; they too will not be paying the same attention to firearms licencing as they would do normally and may have cancelled home visits for this purpose.  If your licence is about to expire we suggest you re apply in the usual way and explain any difficulties with medical certification.  This way they have a record of your application and this will give you a degree of protection in the future.
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Who are Shotgun Medicals?

Shotgun & Firearms Medical Reports is a small company run by a keen shooting enthusiast who is a fully registered medical practitioner.

Send us your GP records and we can issue your medical Proforma or certificate for the Police Firearms Office in the area to process your firearms application.

Your records will be treated in a strict professional manner and not disclosed to any third party at any time.

Our fee for a medical certificate is £60.00. (£50 for BASC and CPSA members)

Where is this required?  Many (and increasing) but not all, police forces in the UK are asking for these documents. Scotland is now also doing this. You can expect to be asked for this if you live in:

Scotland (All), Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Kent, Thames Valley, Lancashire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Merseyside, North and South Wales, Dyfed-Powys and Gwent

We are one of the medical practitioners approved by  BASC
and several shooting clubs and grounds in the North West

Everything explained

  • When you apply for or renew your shotgun or firearms certificate, in many areas you will be asked to get a letter or form from your GP certifying you have no medical conditions that would preclude you from holding a licence.
  • For £60 (£50 BASC and CPSA) we can scrutinise your GP record and provide a certificate and police forms to you directly within five days of receiving the complete notes.
  • Your records may be paper or electronic.
  • Online access;  you can grant us permission to access the record, direct from the surgery. However this must be the complete record .
  • Once we have your full records and you have paid the fee, we can issue the certificate and police forms to you within 5 days, usually. We will post these to you so you know what stage your application has reached.
  • We do not make any decisions on your fitness to hold a firearms or shotgun licence and this decision rests entirely with the Police authority to whom you are applying.
  • At Shotgun, Firearms Medical Reports we provide a factual statement after scrutinising your records and if you have any of the medical conditions listed on the application page, we are obliged to comment.
  • No meetings are required and you will have e-mail and telephone contact with us to help manage the process smoothly.


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