About the author

Danny Allen, MBBS, LLM, MRCGP, FRCPsych, MEWI, MAE, MIoD

Dr Danny AllenConsultant Psychiatrist, Phoenix Mental Health Services, High Wycombe.


Dr Allen worked in A&E and orthopaedics before training as a GP in Basingstoke. He then switched to psychiatry, initially in Basingstoke, then on the Bristol rotation. He worked for 10 years as a consultant in a CMHT, then for 7 years in a Community Acute Service and an Assertive Outreach Team, both in High Wycombe. He then worked for a year in an Immigration Removal Centre. He is now in private and medico-legal practice near High Wycombe. 


In June 2013 Dr Allen was elected Chair of the Private and Independent Practice Special Interest Group at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is on the Health & Justice Clinical Reference Group of NHS England.



E-mail: danny@dsallen.org.uk


Declaration of interests: None

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