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The firearms medical proforma is mandatory for all applications from 1st November 2021.
So what does this mean for me?
All licence applications, renewals and new licence grants need a medical proforma. Furthermore, this can be downloaded below.
What is the requirements for this?
The proforma looks at certain medical issues that may be recorded on your medical records. Diseases such as alcoholism, depression, and many other mental and behavioral health disorders, in addition to neurological ailments, are included in this group of diseases. Basically, you would be required to provide documentation for anything that would prevent you from carrying a pistol in the appropriate manner.
What is the process of a firearms medical certificate?
The firearms medical certificate is essentially a doctor reviewing your medical notes from birth till now. In addition, they will report any sicknesses that are specified in the form that is placed above, in addition to anything else that may have an influence on your ability to have a firearms licence. The form can be found in the above-mentioned location.
There are a few steps:
Your medical records will be requested, after you provide us with written consent. However, it can take 30 days for your GP to do this.
Your doctor needs to send your entire medical records direct to the doctor doing the examination. However, it cannot go through the patient.
Once received the doctor will review the entire medical records and fill the proforma accurately. The proforma is sent to the police or to you to send it with your application.
How much does the firearms medical proforma cost?
This service is not included on the NHS. It costs £60 in order to carry out the full review of your medical records. This includes providing the firearms medical report to you.
Your GP may charge more.
What if there is a medical issue to report?
The doctor has to write a factual report and not to omit any information. The police will next conduct an interview with you during which they will analyse this evidence and discuss it with you. They will only issue you a licence if they believe it is in their best interest to do so.
Can the doctor give an opinion with regards to fitness to hold a firearms licence?
No, the firearms medical reports are just factual reports of what exists on your medical report. We cannot give an opinion. Furthermore, it is ultimately the police who will decide if it is safe or not. Also, the doctor will not omit any information in the records they find appropriate.
Do I need a Face to Face examination?
A face to face examination is not needed. The proforma just looks at medical issues which are in the medical records. therefore, it can be done remotely.
The firearms medical has 3 simple steps. The medical is carried out remotely. It is an additional fail safe for firearms holders. See the government guidance for full information.
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