Senior health official Jason Leitch is not involved in overseeing investigations into the Eljamel surgery scandal despite officials in his department working on it, the Scottish Government has insisted.

Last September campaigners were told by SNP health chief Michael Matheson that the national clinical director would play a key role in setting up a review of all patients’ cases.

Prof Leitch’s suitability came under scrutiny due to damning evidence from the UK Covid inquiry and revelations the high-ranking official is employed by NHS Tayside.

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