Dr Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels is a pseudonym. The writer is a doctor and author of Confessions of a GP.

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Those most ill tend not to be the ones complaining about the NHS

Sometimes private clinics wouldn't bother suggesting a cheap drug like paracetamol when they could profit from prescribing more expensive versions

I was told 'psychiatrists would be out of a job if we could stop child abuse'

As the Jimmy Savile allegations come to light, it's time we spoke about the strong link between child abuse and mental illness.

Dr Ben Daniels: Taking away benefits from heroin users won’t solve anything

It was reported today that Ian Duncan Smith is threatening to stop heroin addicts from being able to claim incapacity benefits.

Dr Ben Daniels: Should we be told how much our healthcare costs?

We are told the NHS is running out of money on an almost daily basis and unless you live in a cave, you’ll also know that GPs like me have been told that we are now going to be the people in charge of balancing the books.

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