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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

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Staff Experience Development Lead

Bank Paramedic, South Western Ambulance Service

Mike is currently serving in the Royal Air Force where he has completed 18 years of service. In that time he has been based at RAF Shawbury, RAF Cranwell, RAF Lyneham, RAF Halton, RAF Brize Norton, and RAF Honington and is currently stationed at RAF Odiham in Hampshire He also qualified as a Paramedic in 2007. Throughout his career Mike has worked in Medical Centres, instructed on field medical skills, aeromedical evacuation and critical care flights.

Having completed multiple tours in Kuwait (1), Iraq (2), and Afghanistan (6), Mike has seen more than his fair share of traumatic injury. Despite this Mike has thoroughly enjoyed his time working in the military and had the opportunity to do and see things he would never have imagined possible. Within the RAF, Mike has been part of the Diversity and Inclusion Team and a member of the RAF LGBT Network for over ten years. This has included helping to improve Diversity and Inclusion training, advising on policy matters as well as mentoring new staff and providing support to LGBT recruits.

Mike is also a Bank Paramedic and regularly does shifts with South Western Ambulance Service.