Graham has always been interested in patient care, from his early years as a St John Ambulance cadet, through to 2010 when his journey into the ambulance service started. Graham joined the private sector where he provided medical cover at public events and undertook patient transport journeys from one destination to another.
In 2010 Graham joined the London Ambulance Service on their internal student paramedic programme. He formed part of a major recruitment drive to increase staffing ahead of the 2012 London Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
In 2013 Graham decided to relocate from Sussex and joined the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) where he worked on ambulances and ambulance cars in the North East Hertfordshire area. This move opened many new doors to opportunities including the Hazardous Area Response Team, Emergency Department paramedic at his local hospital, working within the EEAST recruitment team to lead on clinical recruitment, Business Support Manager for the Head of Operations and where he is now as a Leading Operations Manager in Cambridge.
Throughout many of these years in the East of England, Graham has been a member representative for his professional body the College of Paramedics, including two full terms as Trustee and Chair of the Diversity Steering Group. This compliments his existing role as Chair of the EEAST LGBT+ Staff Network which gives him a seat at the table of the National Ambulance LGBT+ Network.
Graham enjoys the role he is in now as it gives a blended approach of leadership and supporting staff and the caring of patients and their families at their greatest time of need. It also combines clinical experience with his HR and business experience, resulting in a different approach to problem resolution and greater awareness of the direction of the organisation.
Spending his time outside of work with family, friends and wildlife is important to Graham. He particularly enjoys gardening, swimming and holidays abroad. A good walk among nature, rivers and countryside is a fine way of clearing his mind after a busy set of 999 shifts!