“The top surgeon who harmed patients for years”

“A top surgeon harmed patients for years and the health board did not have the systems in place to pick up on his mistakes, a BBC investigation has found.”

“BBC Scotland’s Disclosure team saw evidence that dozens of people claimed to have been harmed by Sam Eljamel, the former head of neurosurgery at NHS Tayside.”

“In one case he removed the wrong part of a patient’s body.”

“NHS Tayside said it had listened to patients, changed its practices and made improvements as a result.”

“However, the BBC investigation found Mr Eljamel was allowed to continue operating even after an external investigation found he was injuring patients.”

Read the full article on the BBC News website. Also archive as PDF below for public information. Copyright terms remain with the BBC, 9 March 2018 – published alongside the BBC Disclosure documentary.

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