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We’ve archived here media and news coverage relating to Mr Eljamel, NHS Tayside, the Scottish Government, and any other related material. Please note that all material is copyright the respective publishers as identified, and archive here is merely for public information. Links are provided to content where possible. Any issues, please contact us.

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The Courier – Claim of police kicking Eljamel can down road (23 May 2024)

The Courier – Claim of police kicking Eljamel can down road (23 May 2024)

Victims of disgraced former NHS Tayside surgeon Sam Eljamel claimed police are “kicking the can downthe road” as they protested the slow pace of investigation.
Campaigner Jules Rose told The Courier patients are being left in limbo as she joined a demonstrationoutside the force’s Bell Street Dundee headquarters on Wednesday.
Police started to probe the behaviour of Eljamel in September 2018 when complaints were first lodged.
The shamed neurosurgeon, employed in Ninewells from 1995 to 2013, harmed more than 100 patientsand left many with life-changing injuries.

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STV News – Online – Victims of disgraced surgeon protest ‘severe delays’ in police investigation (22 May 2024)

STV News – Online – Victims of disgraced surgeon protest ‘severe delays’ in police investigation (22 May 2024)

Victims of a disgraced brain surgeon have blasted “severe delays” in the police investigation into complaints made against the Dundee doctor.

Dozens of Professor Sam Eljamel’s former patients gathered outside the Police Scotland building in Dundee on Wednesday to protest over the delays.

The protest aimed to draw attention to “severe delays” in the police investigation into complaints submitted regarding neurosurgeon Sam Eljamel and his employer NHS Tayside.

Prof Eljamel worked at NHS Tayside from 1995 until he was suspended in 2013, after carrying out countless botched operations.

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Tay FM – News – 1100 & 1200 (14 February 2024)

Tay FM – News – 1100 & 1200 (14 February 2024)

11am - Interview with Jules Rose, lead patient of the Patients' Action Group 12am - Interview with Neil Gray, newly appointed Health Secretary for Scottish Government From Tay FM News, 14th February 2024 @ 1100 and 1200 - archived below for public information....

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Daily Record – I demand brain butcher justice (9 Nov 2023)

Daily Record – I demand brain butcher justice (9 Nov 2023)

A botched brain op patient is trylnq to put NHS bosses in the dock after they let her surgeon keep working. Jules Rose, 55, had a tear duct removed by serial blunderer Sam Eljamel. The Daily Record (Scotland), 9th November 2023 - archived below for public information....

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The Courier – Talks over surgeon probe lead (6 Nov 2023)

The Courier – Talks over surgeon probe lead (6 Nov 2023)

The Scottish Government has identified possible candidates to chair up the inquiry into disgraced ex-NHS Tayside surgeon Sam Eljamel. SNP health chief Michael Matheson says discussions are taking place with individuals who could be well placed to oversee the public...

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STV ‘News at Six’ news report (21-Dec-2022)

STV ‘News at Six’ news report (21-Dec-2022)

STV 'News at Six' covered today's protest on their programme. (2022-12-21 at 1800) Rights remain with STV, archived here for public information (edit from full programme with just the Eljamel Inquiry story). Full programme available here - requires account.

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BBC Disclosure – Harmed By My Surgeon (Sept 2018)

BBC Disclosure – Harmed By My Surgeon (Sept 2018)

BBC Scotland - Disclosure - "Harmed by my surgeon" Originally aired Sunday 9th September 2018 on BBC. Copyright BBC - see their webpage for more details. Content archived here for public information purposes (episode no longer available from the BBC online).

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The Courier – No action over surgeon (10th March 2015)

The Courier – No action over surgeon (10th March 2015)

The Courier can reveal that a Tayside surgeon at the centre of a growing local health scandal has yet again escaped being struck off.The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has determined the interim order of conditions against Professor Muftah Salem Eljamel,...

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The Courier – Tribunal suspends surgeon (20 May 2014)

The Courier – Tribunal suspends surgeon (20 May 2014)

One of Scotland's most respected surgeons has been suspended from his post at a leading hospital after a patient underwent surgery - on the wrong spinal disc. Consultant neurosurgeon Professor Muftah Salem Eljamel, 57, has also stepped down from his teaching and...

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