Health officials waited six months to speak to the surgeon Sam Eljamel after a complaint was made about his conduct that eventually led to his suspension.
Eljamel, who was head of neurosurgery at NHS Tayside in Dundee, harmed dozens of patients before being suspended in 2013.
NHS Tayside, where Eljamel worked as the head of neurosurgery at Ninewells Hospital between 1995 and 2013, received the complaint on December 5, 2012, but the first meeting between the surgeon and its clinical director was not held until June 3 the following year, almost six months later.
Several weeks after the meeting, the two met again after several more complaints were received, which led NHS Tayside to commission the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) to conduct an external review of the surgeon’s conduct.

The Times (News UK), 25th July 2023 – archived below for public information.

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