We charge a flat fee of £50 for a medical records check and report. Your shooting club or organisation may provide a discount code, check with them for details.

This depends on your licensing authority. Normally it is up to three months before your renewal date, or earlier if you have explicit permission from your firearms officer. We recommend applying a minimum of two months before your renewal.

You can check on your force’s requirements on their individual websites. Regions in which a medical check is required in all cases are (as of time of writing):

BEDFORDSHIRE | CAMBRIDGESHIRE | CHESHIRE | DERBYSHIRE | ESSEX | GLOUCESTERSHIRE | GREATER MANCHESTER | GWENT | HERTFORDSHIRE | KENT | LANCASHIRE | LEICESTERSHIRE | LINCOLNSHIRE | MERSEYSIDE | NOTTINGHAMSHIRE | SURREY | SUSSEX | THAMES VALLEY

Many forces require you to submit your report as part of your application paperwork. Your confirmation email will contain details of how to proceed in your area.

MedCert’s administrative office is in Chipping Ongar, Essex, and all our doctors are based in the UK.

Yes, please call or email us for further assistance.

The police. Your GP, or a MedCert doctor, will provide a statement of facts, but they have no involvement in or personal influence over the final decision.

We have created a step-by-step guide to ordering on our website, which you can view here.

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR APPLICATIONS

The police, like the NHS, are on the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. As such, many forces are reassigning resources to the front line so they can best help and protect the UK at this extremely difficult time. This means that some firearms departments are putting new procedures in place.

Grants: A number of licensing authorities are not accepting applications for new licences during the pandemic. Whilst we are happy to provide a medical check for your future application we recommend you checking with your police force before using our service, as once complete medical reports are only valid for a certain period of time.

Renewals: At present firearms authorities are doing everything they can to deliver renewals in the normal manner, while also looking for ways to ease the strain this virus is putting on both their departments and individual applicants. They are aware that, due to the extraordinary and ever-changing situation at present, delays to every stage of the process may be inevitable. MedCert will, as always, not only keep you informed throughout the report process  but also keep up to date on each authority's changing requirements and follow their guidelines on your behalf.