Sam is a Registered Nurse, Specialist Practitioner (Practice Nursing), and Nurse Prescriber.
Having started her career in general medicine and A&E, she has been working with people experiencing homelessness since 2004. She previously led the Health Inclusion Team (a nurse outreach team working in hostels and day centres in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham), and more recently set up Pathway inpatient services for homeless people within Guys and St Thomas’, Kings and the South London and Maudsley. She has had several journal articles published on the topic of homeless health, has sat on numerous homeless health related steering groups, and was previously seconded to the Department of Health as a homeless health lead.
Sam works one day a week as Nurse Project Lead for the QNI Homeless Health Programme, and 2 days a week as Nursing Fellow for the Pathway charity, focused on service improvement / development in inclusion health. She is also the current Secretary of the London Network of Nurses and Midwives Homelessness Group.