4 EASY STEPS
1. Request a copy of your GP records are sent to us.
You have a right to ask you GP practice for a copy of your records for no fee. They may offer a paper version or offer you electronic access to your record. It is important that you get a full and complete copy of all the GP consultation notes (including free text) and any letters sent or received about you. For your Firearms Licence Medical Report, a summary is not acceptable unfortunately and a full copy is needed including any old paper or card records.
Here is a sample letter that you can copy and use to apply for your records from your GP.
All GP surgeries are electronic now. We can accept an electronic version of your records but it has to be complete just like a paper copy. It must include the free text from all consultations and copies of any correspondence or letters about your health.
With a computerised record system there can be difficulties. Many use a system called EMIS and may offer you electronic remote access to your notes. Usually this is a type of summary. If you are offered this service you should ask for a full access version or a printed paper version instead. We realise this is difficult but we can only certify your notes to the police if they are complete.
2. Fill in our online form
This grants consent for us to view or obtain your medical records.
3. Have the records sent to us
You can do this either be by post or scanned and e mailed to us. If your are given electronic access you can pass this on to us and we will ensure that the record is complete.
4. Pay the fee to us online.
Once you fill in the application form, you will receive a copy of the form along with a link to make your payment. This may come to your junk box. Any issues please get in touch with us.