Convicted voyeur Dr Jonathan Fielden spied on youngster having shower – GMC ref. 3356137

The request was refused by General Medical Council.

Dear General Medical Council,

Dr Fielden was convicted on 28 February 2019 of one count of voyeurism contrary to section 67(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

In a determination dated 22 January 2020, it was decided that his name be erased from the medical register and his suspension “ will take effect 28 days from when written notice of this determination has been served upon Dr Fielden, unless an appeal is made in the interim.”

The Tribunal's determination refers to an interim order (page 17):

“The interim order currently imposed on Dr Fielden’s registration will be revoked with immediate effect.”

1. Please confirm the date the interim order referred to was imposed and (2) specify what it entailed.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

FOI, General Medical Council

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J Roberts left an annotation ()

"He had been Chairman between 2006 and 2009 of the Central Consultants and Specialists Committee of the British Medical Association."

J Roberts left an annotation ()

Daily Mail story:

"One of Britain’s most senior NHS doctors with £225,000 salary is struck off after secretly spying on a 15-year-old girl through a hole as she took a shower"

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear J Roberts,

Your information request - IR1-2607849509

Thank you for your email dated 5 February, in which you ask for the date
the interim order was imposed and what it entailed in relation to Dr


How we will consider your request

We’re going to consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond, but we’ll come
back to you as soon as we can.


Who to contact

Mark Ellen will be handling your request. If you have any questions you
can call him on 0161 923 6347 or email him at [1][email address].


Yours sincerely


Lauren Barrowcliffe
Information Access Team Assistant


[2][email address]

0161 240 8356

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street


M3 3AW


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Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347), General Medical Council

Dear J Roberts


Reference: IR1-2607849509


Thank you for your e-mail of 5 February 2020, below. 


It may be helpful if I set out what our Fitness to Practise Publication
and Disclosure Policy says about the appearance of Interim Orders on a
doctors record. The policy states:


Interim and immediate orders


Interim and immediate orders are displayed on a doctor’s record while they
are active but removed from publication when they are lifted. If a doctor
voluntarily leaves the medical register (voluntary erasure), or is
administratively erased from the medical register, while an interim order
is active, the interim order will be published for a further period of one


Thus, details about the interim order will not appear on Dr Fielden’s GMC


I consider that the following exemption set out in the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA) applies to the specific information you have
asked for:


Section 40(2), by virtue of section 40(3A)(a):  This exemption applies
where the information is the personal data of a third party and where
releasing the information would breach any of the principles relating to
the processing of personal data listed at Article 5 of the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this instance disclosure would breach the
first principle, which requires the processing of information to be fair,
lawful and transparent. I do not believe that any of the legal bases for
processing listed at Article 6 of the GDPR are met and therefore giving
you the information would be unlawful.


Your right to appeal


I'm sorry I couldn’t provide the information you requested.  If you would
like to appeal this decision please contact the Information Access
Manager, at [1][GMC request email]. Please note that we will only consider
appeals received within 40 working days of our response. You can also
appeal to the [2]Information Commissioner, the regulator of the FOIA and
data protection legislation.



Kind regards

Mark Ellen



Mark Ellen

Information Access Team

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester  M3 3AW

Direct Line: 0161 923 6347


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