Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series) by Benjamin Daniels

Confessions of a GP (The Confessions Series)

By Benjamin Daniels

  • Release Date: 2010-08-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3.5
From 460 Ratings
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Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.

A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist.

These are his patients.

Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.


‘An original book written by a real GP, which will make you laugh out loud and ponder over serious matters, all at the same time. Hilarious and touching.’
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About the author

Dr Benjamin Daniels is a GP. That is about as much as we can reveal about him.


  • Fun

    By Pepper!!
    I enjoyed this book, read most of it out load to my friend so we both could have a laugh :)
  • Good read

    By Antonio Trinh
    A worthy book. Very entertaining!
  • Brilliant!

    By Bella Yorke
    Could not put this book down. Straight to the point whilst giving readers insight into medical world and what doctors have to face everyday in their profession. Humour, honest truths, dramatics, NHS, work/ life balance; author keeps you captivated throughout.
  • Confessions of a GP

    By DBMF1970
    Easy reading with some great humorous moments.
  • Great

    By User2584
    So very interesting!
  • Light reading

    By Sookie's Farm
    This is a honest confession made humorous. You can pick up at any point and read on without a need to read from page to page.

    By Jaychlosar
    Was a bit of a whinge from an obviously overpaid, pompous, sometimes unethical and lazy doctor. That's how this writer comes across to me. Hopefully not all doctors are doing or thinking the same thing. Some funny bits, but mostly a bit of a snooze.
  • Strong foundation but not much more

    By Breilla
    I'm a little torn about this book. I bought it because I thought it could be a light-hearted and fun read and perhaps give me a giggle at a few perfect strangers. Unfortunately the book ended up being a few stories slapped together by a doctor who harps on about his middle class upbringing and clearly has a chip on his shoulder. A couple of times he says, "I don't like to judge my patients" but in the next breath he's dishing out just what he thinks about them. That being said the book is still mostly readable if you gloss over gripes about the NHS. It's just not what I expected. Then again, you get what you pay for.
  • Confessions of a GP

    By Pastink
    Entertaining, easy read. Not fantastically written but certainly worth the read.
  • An inspiring afternoon's reading

    By MrPC81
    I couldn't put this book away. Every page turned gave me a new touch of inspiration and understanding of the world around me from the eyes of someone who has seen it from a different perspective and can relate it in an easily readable way.