From 1 April 2016 new information sharing processes between GPs and the police were introduced in an attempt to ensure those licensed to possess firearm and shotgun certificates are medically fit to carry arms.
Health and Social Care Act
The Government’s Health and Social Care Bill became law after receiving Royal Assent on 27 March 2012. The legislation – first published as a white paper in July 2010 – is known as the Health and Social Care Act (2012).
Freedom of Information Requests
GP practices will occasionally receive requests made under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This guidance page explains what is expected of GP practices when they receive these requests.