Health board management who let a neurosurgeon continue operating on patients despite knowing of serious complaints against him are facing calls to resign.

A damning internal report published on Thursday found that NHS Tayside failed to put in place adequate monitoring of Prof Sam Eljamel, despite a rising number of complaints.

The doctor’s patients, who have been fighting for recognition of harm done for almost a decade, said they felt vindicated by the report but renewed their calls for a full public inquiry into what they believe is years of negligence, cover-ups and bad governance.

“It’s another step forward, but this is the fifth review conducted at taxpayers’ expense where they are marking their own homework,” said Jules Rose, a longtime campaigner who had a tear gland removed by Eljamel instead of a brain tumour.

The Guardian, 31st August 2023 @1751 – archived below for public information. Copyright remains with The Guardian. Full online article here.

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