NHS England has confirmed Jonathan Fielden, its former national director of specialised commissioning, who is being investigated by police on suspicion of voyeurism, has resigned from the organisation.

A spokeswoman said: “Dr Jonathan Fielden has resigned from his position as director of specialised commissioning and deputy national medical director to pursue other opportunities, effective 10 September 2017.”

Dr Fielden was suspended from the role after the allegations emerged at the beginning of this year. 

John Stewart remains acting director of specialised services.

Dr Fielden’s bail has been extended until 28 September, Bedfordshire police confirmed on Monday.

The well regarded and high profile medical leader joined NHS England at the beginning of 2016. He was previously a medical director at University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust for four years, and has previously been chair of the British Medical Association consultants committee.