An Iraqi doctor who claimed to have worked at a Midland hospital has been struck off for lying on his CV and claiming more than £10,000 sick pay while working at two other trusts.

Dr Juamer Baldar, of Southall, Middlesex, was struck off by the General Medical Council following a hearing on Tuesday.

The 42-year-old was jailed for 16 months at Chelmsford Crown Court in January after he lied about his medical education and employment history.

Baldar told a series of lies on his CV in order to successfully apply for posts at eight NHS trusts in England between August 1998 and December 2004.

These were uncovered by the NHS Counter Fraud Service following allegations that he had also received sick pay from Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust, while working for other hospitals, including University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Baldar was granted asylum in 1998, then a year later granted full British citizen-ship. He worked as a senior house officer for the Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust from December 2000 to July 2001 and also worked for hospitals in London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hampshire as well as Birmingham.

He began claiming sick pay after injuring his ankle during a charity hockey match in June 2001 while at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex.

B aldar admitted nine counts of obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception and a further charge of obtaining a money transfer by deception.

However last night a spokeswoman for University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said: "We have no record of this doctor having worked for us."

A NHS Counter Fraud Service spokesman said: "We are pleased with this decision and hope it sends a strong deterrent message to others that the NHS is not a soft touch. We will take the strongest possible action against those who defraud it.

"The action taken against Dr Baldar has meant he lost his job, his liberty and now he has lost his career. He also had to repay over £10,000."