Under-fire national clinical director Jason Leitch is “not involved” in the NHS Tayside investigation into disgraced surgeon Sam Eljamel, Scotland’s health secretary has said.

Michael Matheson told the parliament that while Leitch works under the same Scottish Government directorate – Healthcare Quality and Improvement – he was “not one of the officials undertaking this work”.

Former patients of Eljamel, many of whom were left with life-altering injuries, had expressed concern about Leitch’s involvement after a series of messages between him and government ministers during the coronavirus pandemic surfaced.

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