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About

The National Ambulance LGBT Network was created in August 2015 with the purpose of bringing together all NHS Ambulance Service LGBT staff networks, as well as providing an overarching support body and promoting equity across the United Kingdom

How the Network Works

Each NHS Ambulance Trust has appointed two representatives to sit on a national committee. This group meets four times a year and is responsible for the co-ordination of activities and development of the objectives.

Two of the key developments have been to create a website and resource base, and also arrange a national conference, bringing together LGBT ambulance staff from across the United Kingdom and focussing people on some of the health inequalities.

Task and finish group meetings happen to progress these initiatives and we are always looking for committed people who can help us to develop things further.

Achievements So Far

Some of the key achievements of the National Ambulance LGBT Network are:

  • Holding three very well received national conferences between 2016 and 2018.
  • Launched a website and resource base.
  • Supporting the development of trans resources specifically for the ambulance service.
  • Bringing LGBT staff together at a number of large Pride events.
  • Launching a programme to help the development of LGBT networks across the United Kingdom.
  • Having our first academic article published.

Getting Involved

If you would like to be involved with the National Ambulance LGBT Network we would encourage you to make contact with your local LGBT Network first. The details of key contacts can be found on the 'Networks' page. We currently have two representatives for each Trust but we are always looking for support with the larger events, such as the annual conference or larger Pride events.

In the 'Resources' section you will find an page which looks at activities you can be involved with at the current time.

If you are involved in some work that you think could link with our objectives then please let us know. We are very keen to support the development of resources to give LGBT patients a better experience, and to provide better support to our staff.

 

 Who We Are

Alistair Gunn

Alistair Gunn

Chairperson
Planning and Development Manager
Yorkshire Ambulance Service


Kirsten Willis

Kirsten Willis

Deputy Chairperson
Head of Operations
South Central Ambulance Service


Ben Barber

Ben Barber

'Let's Get Better Together' Programme Lead
Clinical Care Manager
North East Ambulance Service


Alex Ewings

Alex Ewings

Patient Experience Development Lead
Quality, Governance and Assurance Manager
London Ambulance Service


Jonny Holmes

Jonny Holmes

Community Visibility Development Lead
Paramedic
East Midlands Ambulance Service


Jules Lockett

Jules Lockett

Mental Health Development Lead
Practice Learning Manager
London Ambulance Service


Steph Meech

Steph Meech

Trans Experience Development Lead
Specialist Paramedic
South East Coast Ambulance Service


Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Staff Experience Development Lead
Bank Paramedic
South Western Ambulance Service


Adam Aston

Adam Aston

Social Media Lead
Paramedic
West Midlands Ambulance Service


Will Bellamy

Will Bellamy

Committee Member
Head of Operations
South East Coast Ambulance Service


Simon Davies

Simon Davies

Committee Member
Clinical Governance Manager
Yorkshire Ambulance Service


Ash Deakins

Ash Deakins

Committee Member
Emergency Medical Technician
West Midlands Ambulance Service


Dom Gaffney

Dom Gaffney

Committee Member
Emergency Medical Technician
North West Ambulance Service


Lee Hyett-Powell

Lee Hyett-Powell

Committee Member
Quality, Governance and Assurance Manager
London Ambulance Service


Leigh Keyte

Leigh Keyte

Committee Member
Operations Manager
West Midlands Ambulance Service


Val Nash

Val Nash

Committee Member
Operations Officer
South Western Ambulance Service


Tace Richards

Tace Richards

Committee Member
Emergency Medical Technician
Welsh Ambulance Service


Micheal Roberts

Micheal Roberts

Committee Member
Student Technician
Scottish Ambulance Service


Sally Smith

Sally Smith

Committee Member
Emergency Operations Centre Dispatcher
Yorkshire Ambulance Service


Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas

Committee Member
Patient Experience and Involvement Co-ordinator
Welsh Ambulance Service


Tom Wing

Tom Wing

Committee Member
Paramedic
South Western Ambulance Service


Adam Williams

Adam Williams

Committee Member
Paramedic
North West Ambulance Service