The NHS put patients at risk by allowing a disgraced neurosurgeon to operate on them unsupervisedeven after he was put under investigation for suspected incompetence.

NHS Tayside admitted that Prof Sam Eljamel had carried out 111 procedures even after it was decidedthat he should be placed under supervision due to concerns over his performance.

The health board has now admitted he was “inadequately monitored” and should not have been allowedto carry on working in operating theatres without direct oversight.

It admitted that these patients were placed “at potential risk of harm” due to the failures.

The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group), 31st August 2023 – archived below for public information.

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