Manish Shah was first arrested in 2013 and has been bailed several times before being charged following a long-running investigation by specialist detectives from Scotland Yard’s sexual abuse command.

According to the Guardian the Metropolitan police said Shah is accused of 65 counts of assault by penetration, 52 allegations of sexual assault and one count of sexual assault on a child under 13.

The offences were alleged to have occurred at a GP practice between June 2004 and July 2013 and relate to 54 victims. He is due to appear at Barkingside magistrates court on Thursday 31 August.

The NHS has set up a dedicated number for any individuals who may have concerns or questions on 0800 011 4253.