Sir Sam has been a GP in Tower Hamlets since 1989, is chair of Tower Hamlet’s CCG and a Board member of NHSCC. He is part of the Bromley By Bow GP partnership.
He is a qualified Barrister, a member of BMA Council and Vice President of the BMA.
In 1999 he received an OBE for services to inner city primary care. In 2006 he received The International Award of Excellence in Health Care and in 2015 a knighthood for services to primary care.
He is a director of Community Health Partnerships (NHS Lift). He has published a number of papers with Professor Aneez Esmail on discrimination in the NHS. He is a Trustee of the Kings Fund and Fellow of Queen Mary University of London. He has previously been a member of GMC Council, Cabinet appointed Ambassador for Social Enterprise, and Acting Chair of the BMA.