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All GPs must help patients obtain firearms licences if requested, BMA says

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This requires GPs to notify patients of this objection in advance, and if the service is not easily available from another doctor, ‘the GP that objects has a professional duty to put in place alternative arrangements for the provision of the relevant services or procedures without delay'. Would someone at the BMA like to clarify what this aspect of the new guidance means? Assuming all partners at a practice wish to conscientiously object, what alternative is being recommended? I need to have an alternative course of action that I can invoke otherwise I am being forced to engage in a process which I disagree with, which presumably infringes on my human rights.

Posted date

15 Nov 2016

Posted time

7:01pm

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