Certification - Parachute Jumps
The profession is divided. Some GPs say "don't touch them with a barge pole" and others do them and charge appropriately.
- you are not obliged to provide this service
- if you feel competent to sign these forms you may and you may charge (even if "it's for charity" )
- a small study showed that the money raised for charity jumps was less than the money spent in health and social costs treating the minority of jumpers who were injured
- it would be better to provide the information as "Mrs X is my patient. She is fit and well (or insert medical conditions). She is on no medication (or insert medication). I hope you find this medical information useful as your jump instructor considers the suitability of my patient to undertake training and make a jump.