Dr Jonathan Fielden Short Biography
Jonathan Fielden (born 9 September 1963) is an anesthetics and intensive care consultant. He is a former medical director of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and former Director of Specialized Commissioning NHS England.
His first consultant post was at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in anesthesia and intensive care medicine. He was Chairman (2006–2009) of the Central Consultants and Specialists Committee of the British Medical Association, he also served as the Secondary Care Specialist on the Governing Body of Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group.
Dr Jonathan Fielden Struck Off
One of Britain’s most senior NHS doctors has been struck off after secretly spying on a 15-year-old girl through a hole as she took a shower.
Dr Jonathan Fielden – former deputy medical director for NHS England as well as director of specialised commissioning services – with an annual salary of almost £225,000. Guilty of voyerism – watching young female in shower through hole in loft – between March 2015 and June 2016 pic.twitter.com/B8IDVAhO9V
— Mark Williams-Thomas (@mwilliamsthomas) March 2, 2019
Dr Jonathan Fielden, 56, was arrested by police after he spied on a teenager through a hole in a ceiling.
Last year the Medical Director of University College London Hospitals whose previous £224,999 salary once made him one of the highest paid doctors in the UK avoided jail after blaming work ‘pressures’ for his behavior.
The anesthetics and intensive care consultant was referred to the General Medical Council for investigation about his future career.
Today it emerged that the married father of four Fielden had been erased from the medical register after a disciplinary panel rejected his pleas to be let off with a temporary suspension.
In an unusual move the entire three day hearing was held behind closed doors last month after lawyers cited humans rights privacy laws to bar the press and public from attending for fear it would lead to the victim’s identity being made public.
Instead heavily redacted documents were published about the crimes of the disgraced medic who had been due to take a new role as National Director of Specialized Commissioning and Deputy National Medical Director of NHS England.
The victim was referred to throughout the hearing as Person A. The incident occurred in 2016 after Fielden crept into an attic area above the shower room and watched the teenager through a hole next to a light fitting at a private address in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
He was able to look down on a dislodged ventilation pipe for around ’15 to 20 seconds’ before the girl realized she was being watched.
The girl was so traumatized she could not bring herself to take showers and eventually told a school counselor about the incident.
Fielden was later arrested in December 2016 and resigned from NHS England. His mobile phone was examined and it was found it had been used to trawl websites featuring underage girls and child sex abuse images.
At Luton Crown Court in June 2019, Fielden, of Biddenham near Bedford, admitted voyeurism and was sentenced to five months imprisonment suspended for a year and was ordered to complete 150 hours’ unpaid work. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for seven years.