In partnership with Durham Constabulary and after consultation with Durham County Council following the publication of a Domestic Homicide Review, County Durham & Darlington LMC has agreed to pilot a new process for providing medical information about applicants for firearms certificates. You will be aware of the challenges that have faced GPs with the current process and the pilot hopes to address these difficulties. The essential change in the process is that all applicants will submit their completed application to their GP. The GP will then confirm/correct/amplify the applicant’s medical history and gain consent from the applicant to share information with the licensing authority. A fee can be charged for this work and will be payable by the applicant directly to the GP. Once this process is complete the GP will then post the entire application to the licensing authority.
Further details and additional documentation can be found below: