Surgeon allowed to leave medical register without being investigated

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 01 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4663
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

The General Medical Council has allowed the former head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Dundee University medical school to remove himself voluntarily from the medical register rather than face a fitness to practise hearing.

Sam Eljamel, who was a consultant neurosurgeon at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and a professor at the university, stepped down from both jobs and later retired from the NHS after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service made an interim order barring him from doing spinal surgery.

The interim order, which also banned him from private practice, was …

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