Before Matt became a Paramedic, he was an Aircraft Electrical Engineer with the Royal Air Force. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan during his time in the military and this is where he got his ambition to be a Paramedic. Matt worked on repatriation flights bringing injured service men and women home to the UK from the battlefield. Seeing the medics inspired Matt to look at a career change. He joined London Ambulance Service in 2009 and returned to Nottingham to work for East Midlands Ambulance Service in 2013.  

In 2017 he was selected to join the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. Whilst with the air ambulance he studied post graduate qualifications in pre-hospital critical care. In 2020 Matt joined LIVES as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, working on the Community Emergency Medical Service (CEMS) providing an enhanced level of care to patients in the community. Recently Matt has been appointed to the role of Operational Lead for CEMS. He has recently taken the decision to respond in own community, saving lives on a voluntary basis. 

Matt said. “I’m a little surprised to have been shortlisted for this award, especially in this category. I don’t see myself as a hero, just a guy doing his job. But to hear that people think I might me worthy of an award for that is pretty humbling.” 

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