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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a medical where I live?

Unfortunately, an increasing number of forces have imposed a mandatory medical verification for anyone applying for or renewing a shotgun or firearms licence, despite many NHS GPs not providing medicals as they are not contractually obliged to offer the service. A number of other police forces require the same medical if you disclose a medical condition on your application, or your GP notifies your firearms licensing officer of a medical condition.

The following police forces require a mandatory medical to our knowledge (your police force will confirm):

  • Avon and Somerset
  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • City of London
  • Cleveland
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon and Cornwall
  • Dorset
  • Durham
  • Dyfed-Powys
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Gwent
  • Greater Manchester
  • Hampshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Humberside
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Merseyside
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Norfolk
  • North Wales
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northampton
  • Northumbria
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Scotland
  • South Wales
  • South Yorkshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • Thames Valley
  • Warwickshire
  • West Mercia
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire
  • Wiltshire

It is expected that soon all UK police forces will require a medical verification for shotgun and firearms certificate holders and applicants.

Our service was founded to assist BASC (British Association of Shooting and Conservation) members but our GPs provide reports for all firearms and shotgun licence holders and applicants.

What does the medical review involve?

Who makes the decision on whether I can hold a firearm and/or shotgun licence?

Why should I use Firearms Medicals GPs?

How long is the medical verification turnaround time?

Who requests the medical records?

Will everything in my records be reported?

How long will you keep my data for?

How Much Does A Firearms/Shotgun Medical Report Cost?

Why Do I Need A Medical Report For A Firearms License?

Can I Get A Refund?

How Do I Clean and Maintain my Gun?

Where Can I Shoot in the UK?

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Should I Become A Member of BASC?

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