Huw Simmonds Huw joined the ambulance service in 1983 and enjoyed over 37 years working across all areas of the service. Much of this time was spent on front line duties, a job he had aspired to do since he was little. In 2004 Huw moved into senior management, where he was responsible for clinical and professional standards across the South East. In 2013 he was diagnosed with ocular Myasthenia, which developed into generalised myasthenia. However, with medication Huw was able to continue his role until 2018 when he retired. Huw is still active in the profession and currently sits as a Paramedic Partner with the Health & Care Professions Tribunal Service in London. Huw has 4 grown up children and 6 grandchildren, and lives on the South Coast with his partner. Huw is very interested in local history and sport, and can regularly be found watching his local team Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex stadium where he is a season ticket holder, or walking over the South Downs with Travis the schnauzer. Huw is particularly keen to see awareness being raised about myasthenia especially within the health sector, as well as amongst the general public, and looks forward to being able to meet and listen to myaware members.