Sam Eljamel: Public inquiry into disgraced NHS Tayside brain surgeon to be announced
Scottish ministers will announce a public inquiry into the disgraced brain surgeon Sam Eljamel, BBC Scotland News understands.
Eljamel harmed dozens of patients at NHS Tayside, leaving some with life-changing injuries.
He was head of neurosurgery at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee until December 2013, when he was suspended.
Almost 150 former patients have called for an inquiry. Ministers will make a statement at Holyrood later.
It is understood that Eljamel now works as a surgeon in Libya.
Last week NHS Tayside managers were criticised in a report for failing to suspect Eljamel in June 2013, following a series of complaints
Instead he was put under indirect supervision and allowed to continue to operate until December that year.