Former Senior NHS Doctor Pleads Guilty to Voyeurism

Peter Russell

March 04, 2019

A former senior NHS doctor will be sentenced in May after he admitted spying on a person in a shower.

Dr Jonathan Fielden from Bedford, pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court last Thursday to voyeurism.

Dr Fielden was arrested in December 2016.

He subsequently resigned as director of specialised commissioning and deputy national medical director at NHS England (NHSE) where he reportedly earned an annual salary of £224,999.

He was suspended from the list of registered medical practitioners in September 2018.

A statement from Bedfordshire Police issued on Friday said: "A man from Bedford has pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism relating to a single incident between 2014 and 2016.

"Jonathan Fielden, 55, of Biddenham, appeared at Luton Crown Court yesterday (Thursday) and admitted watching someone in the shower through a hole in the loft of a private property in Linslade, near Leighton Buzzard.

"He will be sentenced on 13 May."

Senior Postings

Dr Fielden trained at Bristol University. His first appointment was in 1998 as a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.

He had been one of four medical directors at University College Hospital London (UCHL).

Prior to joining UCHL, Dr Fielden was chief medical officer at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Fielden held the post of chairman of the British Medical Association's Central Consultants and Specialists Committee from 2006 to 2009.

According to the Nuffield Trust, where he was an advisory board member until his resignation in December 2016, he worked on advisory bodies to Number 10.

He also served as a member of the Care Quality Commission's governing body.

Dr Fielden was appointed as director of specialised commissioning at NHSE in October 2015 to lead development of a national strategy for specialised services as part of a 5 year forward implementation plan.

He also served as deputy to Sir Bruce Keogh, then medical director of NHSE.

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