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How Did Your Doc Take

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by fatplumber, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. Jester

    Jester Completely Unbelievable New Taste Sensation

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    Not sure. If my estimate of 14 a day between 2 docs is right, maybe 1 an hour if we budget a bit of time wastage in the day.

    The numbers are quite close, it could work, I imagine the hidden costs behind employees beyond just the salary, and the time and money needed to put such a system in place makes it prohibitive - projects for anything even resembling public sector are usually done at maximum cost and minimum efficiency!

    They also need to find over 100 qualified people, recruitment time and costs alone would be expensive.

    If there was a big enough profit in it they'd bother to do it, but long term profit plans isnt how the police work today, its all about reducing costs and removing time/effort to meet this years budget nowadays.
     
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  2. fatplumber

    fatplumber Engaging Member

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    The instruction to the doctor was to go through my entire record. That is all 69 years, my records are about 11 inches deep.
     
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    Renewed my cert in feb just to get ahead of expiry in may was done middle of March no charge from doctors cops even rang me to say it was in the post
     
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    Dibob Well-Known Member

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    I had mine done recently as my renewal is due early next year, docs turned it round and emailed it to the firearms unit within 10 days and provided me with a hard copy. Sadly they charge a silly amount, but at least it's done. I seem to recall on my renewal letter that my local force did specifically mention they recognise current issues with covid and other difficulties in obtaining medical reports and asked you contact them if help/advice was needed etc. Must admit now a number of forces have moved to online/digital systems the renewal/application process does seem easier.
     
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    Dibob Well-Known Member

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    Also, i know it's normal, well in my experience, for the docs to send the medical report direct to the police, but the last couple of times i've had them done and got a copy for my records, things have "appeared" on them that were definately not part of my medical history, fortunately nothing that would be a cause for concern, but worth a check!
     
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  6. Jester

    Jester Completely Unbelievable New Taste Sensation

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    Like what, stuff about other people or just minor things that weren't previously on it?

    This is another reason next time I'll ve asking for a copy of my records via SAR before sending them to a 3rd party doctor - I can check the contents for accuracy first!
     
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    Dibob Well-Known Member

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    Well one was that i had a heart attack/condition in my mid-20's which believe me i didn't!
     
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  8. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Well that is some admin error mate, and i certainly hope that you kicked someone's arse about it :facepalm:
     
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    Jester Completely Unbelievable New Taste Sensation

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    Kind of makes you wonder how many people have inaccurate info added to their med records :facepalm:
     
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