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Local Ambulance LGBT Networks

Each NHS Ambulance Service has a LGBT Network and a range of support mechanisms. In this section you can find out more about each network and how you can connect with them. Working with local networks we can also provide some information about other local services and support mechanisms.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Yorkshire Ambulance Service LGBT Network


Alistair Gunn
Planning and Development Manager

Deputy Chairperson

Simon Davies
Safety Governance Manager

Trust Support Provider

Optima Health
0800 011 6737


Staff Network

The LGBT Network in Yorkshire Ambulance Service was first set up in 2011 and successfully completed the Stonewall Health Champions Programme in 2012. The Network is available to support all staff and raise the profile of LGBT issues throughout the services.

Every year the LGBT Network takes part in at least one local Pride event. In 2017 York Pride was chosen because of the massive impact it has had on the local population and the ambulance service was proud to collaborate with North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The event is completely free to everyone taking part and this even includes staff and students from each of the eight secondary schools in the city.

Additional Support

The contact for emergency support is Optima Health who are available 24 hours a day. They can be contacted on 0800 011 6737.

The Trust Wellbeing Team are also available and the main contacts are as follows:

The Trust’s Freedom to Speak Up Guardian can also be contacted for help and advice. The contact is:

Local Information

There are a number of local organisations who can offer health and support to LGBT people in Yorkshire. Some of these are:

Yorkshire MESMAC have branches across Yorkshire. More information can  be found on the website at Branches are available in:

  • Bradford – 01274 395815
  • Hull – 01482 291190
  • Leeds – 0113 244 4209
  • North Yorkshire – 01609 258745
  • Rotherham – 01709 242202
  • Wakefield – 01924 211116
  • York – 01904 620400

The organisation Sexual Health Sheffield offers a range of health and support facilities. You can find out more on the website at or by telephoning 0114 226 8888.

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