A DOCTOR at Halton Hospital who changed his name to James Bond falsely claimed he had been a contestant on TV's Blind Date and said movie moguls were to make a film about his life, a medical tribunal heard.
It is alleged that Dr Sushant Varma, 34, lied to hospital management.
It is also claimed that he conned his university lecturer into signing a form allowing him to resit a vital exam, the General Medical Council was told.
It is further alleged that Dr Varma used an alias to pose as a tabloid newspaper reporter to claim he was about to receive awards for bravery, the medical council's Fitness to Practise Panel was told.
He was then suspended from his post as a pre-registration officer at Halton General Hospital after he posted more than 200 letters to staff falsely accusing a colleague of lying to a coroner's inquest, Michael Taylor, representing the GMC, told the hearing.
Dr Varma then lost a claim for constructive dismissal after bringing a case before an employment tribunal.
The allegations concern the doctor's behaviour while studying medicine at Sheffield University and his time working at Halton Hospital between 2001 and 2003.
Dr Varma denies his fitness to practise is impaired due to mis-conduct.
The hearing is due to reconvene on June 21 and the GMC will deliver its verdict in September. email@example.com