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Sam is a Registered Nurse, with the Community Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing and she is a Nurse Prescriber.

Sam is National Deputy Director of Community Nursing, in the Chief Nursing Officer’s Directorate at NHS England. In 2023 for NHS75, Sam was listed amongst 75 nurses and midwives whose work has had an especially significant impact on the NHS between 1948-2023. Sam holds a number of national roles, including chair of Association for Prescribers UK and co-chair of European, UK and Ireland committee Prescribing Research in Medicines Management (PRIMM).

Sam is well published and has won a number of awards, most notably ‘The Eileen Steele Memorial Award for Caring’. Sam holds an MSc Nursing (Cancer), a post graduate Leadership and Management qualification, is a Top Directors NHS Leadership Academy graduate and is ILM level 7 Executive coach and mentor. She is a founding Director of Health and Education Cooperative.