In response to GPs concerns over the new firearms licensing process introduced in April this year, new policy was passed at the Local Medical Committee’s Conference and the BMA’s Annual Representatives Meeting seeking further action and changes. In addition to this the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) are now advising their members to refuse payment to GPs for responding to the initial letter from the Police. In light of these events, we have revised our position and guidance https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/ethics/ethics-a-to-z/firearms
The Home Office has also been kept informed and we will continue to engage with them on seeking improvements to the current process.
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