Dr. Chris Garrett BSC MBBS FRCA

Medical Certificate for Firearm & Shotgun Licence UK ShootCert

  • ShootCert, an independent service, will send your Medical Certificate to you within 5 to 10 working days of access to your medical notes. Quickly, reasonably, and recommended by BASC.
  • You need a Medical Certificate to accompany your Shotgun or Firearms Licence Application.
  • Increasingly today, GP’s are unable to provide this service.

ShootCert can help you!

A Medical Certificate provided by ShootCert is a fixed price of £75. ShootCert is a member of the medical panel recommended by BASC.

ShootCert is an individual and bespoke service that is both discreet and confidential. Shootcert is not part of a large group and your personal and private medical history will only ever be read by Dr Garrett himself.



The need for a medical certificate/report for shotgun and firearms licence applications first became necessary in 2016 when police forces required medical input from GPs. This occurred after an agreement between the Home Office and the British Medical Association (BMA).

However, the BMA subsequently withdrew from that arrangement, allowing any GP to refuse to provide an applicant with the requested medical certificate. This ultimately leaves the applicant high and dry. For more information, please refer to this page on the BASC website: https://basc.org.uk/med/

ShootCert.co.uk provides the solution quickly, effectively, and at a sensible price.

As a long-serving member, Dr Chris Garrett was approached by the BASC (The British Association for shooting and conservation) to join a panel of respected doctors to provide Medical Certificates for Gun Licence applications when the member’s own GP will not provide these, or charge excessive fees. He now intends to extend that service to all enthusiasts, not just BASC members. However, he encourages all gun owners to join BASC to help protect our mutual interests.

ShootCert will endeavour to send your Medical Certificate back to you within 5 to 10 working days from receiving your medical notes. Please note, however, it can take up to 30 days for your GP to provide a copy of your notes so you should start that process as soon as possible.

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