The Scottish Government has been told to release details of under-fire National Clinical Director Jason Leitch’s “unorthodox” contract arrangements, including his salary and financial interests.
He became the face of the Covid pandemic in Scotland alongside Nicola Sturgeon, appearing regularly on the First Minister’s daily televised briefings and the BBC radio football show On The Ball.
However, calls are growing for him to resign or be sacked after the UK Covid Inquiry revealed damning evidence about his “flippant” attitude to record-keeping and his disparaging comments about opposition MSPs.
Now it can be revealed that despite working for the Scottish Government since 2007, he is not a government employee. Instead, he remains on secondment from NHS Tayside – meaning his salary and financial interests are not disclosed alongside other senior civil servants.

The Scottish Daily Express (Reach PLC), 27th January 2024 – archived below for public information – online article here. Copyright remains with The Scottish Daily Express.

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