Voyeur UK doctor struck off medical register

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A UK anaesthetist Dr Jonathan Fielden has been “erased” from the medical register with immediate effect at a tribunal after pleading guilty to a count of voyeurism which took place at a private address. BBC News reports that the the tribunal found his conduct “fell far short of the standards of conduct reasonably to be expected of a doctor”. The action was taken “to promote and maintain public confidence in the medical profession” the tribunal found.

Fielden was arrested in December 2016 and later suspended by the National Health Service (NHS). The report says he also resigned as deputy medical director and director of specialised commissioning at NHS England.

In February 2019, Luton Crown Court was told Fielden spied on the 15-year-old through a hole in a bathroom ceiling, some time between 2014 and 2016. The former medical director at University College Hospital London admitted doing it for sexual gratification. In June, he was sentenced to five months imprisonment suspended for 12 months and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

The tribunal determined Fielden had “breached the fundamental tenets of good medical practice,” that doctors “make the care of their patients their first concern, they act with integrity and within the law”. The report says it found his fitness to practice was impaired by his criminal conviction.

Full BBC News report

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