“Their own idea of what is professional behaviour is clearly wrong”

Dr Samei Huda [11 January 2020]: “The reason the complaints have not been successful is because they are baseless. Any decent reflective professional would reflect that means their own idea of what is professional behaviour is clearly wrong .”


In December of last year a service user wrote to Hole Ousia “Thank you for your blog and your considered and thoughtful approach. Watching Dr Samei Huda on social media I feel terrified of psychiatry and psychiatrists. A certainty that one view is the right view leads to ideological battles, and such battles use force to win. I think of times I have been vulnerable and terrified in my life and I am very grateful that I had more people like you in it than people like Dr Huda” 


The Royal College of Psychiatrists provides this guidance  on respectful and constructive behaviour which it expects  all members to follow.

Professor Rob Howard, a former College Dean, has said [18 July 2019] “Keep it up Samei. You are patient, lucid and professional in your tweets. The threats you receive indicate only that these people know they are losing the argument”

The current Dean of Royal College of Psychiatrists [5 January 2020]: “The General Medical Council are the medical regulator and have clear guidelines re use of social media. Most employers also have policies they require employees to abide by.”


Comments about Dr Samei Huda’s behaviour and language on Twitter by a range of individuals:

“This high profile psychiatrist publicly insults clinicians who stand up for rights.”

“I’m quite shocked by the immaturity of his behaviour.”

“He’s discrediting himself and his profession.”

“Dr Huda somehow tweets 25 hours a day. Someone should do a study.”

“Many will attest to his unprofessional conduct on Twitter. He brings his whole profession into disrepute.”

“Dr Huda’s favourite method, with people he disagrees with, is to demean, belittle and insult them.”

“Dr Huda is one of the most divisive figures on Twitter, he manipulates situations for his own ends, and people fall for it.”

“Why doesn’t President Wendy Burn and the Royal College of Psychiatrists put a stop to this person’s bullying and abusive behaviour?”

“When I was mocked and ridiculed (which you found funny) you talked about antipsychiatrists professionals? What was so funny about someone trivializing what I’m going through?”

“Attacking psychiatric survivors and reform-oriented clinicians on twitter during a pandemic is poor form.”

“Mute, block, ignore: [Dr Huda will do] anything but engage with harmed patients and get real”

“Dr Huda has the full support of his colleagues in psychiatry, on Twitter at least. He causes pain and suffering to patients on Twitter by his behaviour and seems to enjoy it. I fear he must do the same in clinical practice.”

“@SameiHuda time now to all move beyond ‘us and them’ thinking and Be Kind

“Dr Huda never fails to try and score points . . . his spitefulness [during this time of a world-wide pandemic] is astonishing”

“My thoughts are with his poor patients… ”

“You seem to have a lot of time to bully people on Twitter”

“You would hope he treats his patients better than he treats other people on twitter, but I would not bet on it.”

“Dr Huda is always on the defensive and attacking good people”

“Dr Huda, why so angry?”

“Dr Huda is a very angry man and has to take out on patients and professionals alike”

“He is the angry man of Twitter defensive and lashing out at anyone who crosses his path.”

“Having no valid argument in response, you result in personal insults, how mature of you, I hope your patients are reading your twitter feed.”

“[Dr Huda] you are about the first to ridicule others, to throw insults at them and to mock them. In my opinion you are a prime cyber bully”

“Dr Huda is one nasty consultant. Imagine how his patients are treated? God help them if they dare question anything to do with their health”

“Dr Huda’s online conduct is an embarrassment to his profession”

“With each tweet he builds a case against himself.”

“Months ago I contacted the Royal College of Psychiatrists about this. They’re not professional gate keepers or they’d reprimand/suspend membership for social behaviour [that regularly departs from ‘College Core Values’] ”

“It is clear that the Royal College endorses shameful, bullying behaviour, we conclude that they have very low standards of conduct for their members.”

“Please can someone of authority remind Dr Huda of his online conduct & his responsibilities.”

“Dr Huda personally attacks and denigrates almost anyone who disagrees with him. The implication, then, is that his behaviour is considered responsible and acceptable to the psychiatric establishment.”

“How can psychiatry’s gatekeepers turn a blind eye to this college members’ abusive behaviour towards marginalized demographic?”

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