“Normally you would slowly build up your endoscopy skills over the 4-years of training. However, in that month I did over 100 upper GI endoscopies and by the end of the month I was almost ready to be signed-off to do them independently.”
Jeevan Barn, also known as Jeevs, is a 30-year-old Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based at James Cook University Hospital. Originally from Guildford, Surrey, he grew up in Sheffield before moving to Newcastle to attend Newcastle University’s Medical School, where he completed a 5-year degree. He also pursued a Master’s in Research in neuroscience, focusing on bipolar disorder, during his medical education. Jeevs has spent a total of 12 years in the North East region and has worked in various hospitals, including Sunderland Royal Hospital, RVI, Freeman Hospital, South Tyneside District Hospital, and James Cook University Hospital.