The NHS England national director being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism has had his bail extended until July.

Jonathan Fielden, the deputy medical director and director of specialised commissioning, was suspended from his role earlier this year.

Bedfordshire Police confirmed last month that a 53-year-old man from Biddenham had been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism and bailed until 23 March pending enquiries.

The police said today his bail had been extended until 24 July.

It emerged last month that Dr Fielden had been restricted from contact with patients by the General Medical Council.

The high profile and well regarded medic joined NHS England at the beginning of last year. He was previously a medical director at University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust for four years, and has previously served as chair of the British Medical Association consultants committee.

An NHS England spokesperson said last month: “Dr Fielden is currently suspended from his post as director of specialised commissioning.”

The acting director of specialised services at NHS England is John Stewart.