‘outside the circle of listeners’

Professor Rob Howard, a psychiatrist for older adults, is a prolific user of Twitter. A wide range of people, both professional and lay, have expressed concern about Professor Howard’s behaviour on this platform.

Whatever Prof Howard may say, it is entirely legitimate to raise concerns about professionals who routinely ignore  Core Values of the College and GMC Guidance on Doctors Use of Social Media.

The silhouette in these graphics is that of Prof Howard. The label represents his willingness to diagnose people that he has never met and to share this ‘diagnosis’ with all his followers. The quotes are by respected artists, and in order: John Berger, Hilary Mantel, A S Byatt, Elizabeth Strout and Richard Holloway