Sam has specialised in cardio respiratory nursing in since qualifying and was one of the first respiratory nurse specialist to be appointed in the UK.
She is passionate about providing holistic care for people with respiratory disease and has been instrumental in developing respiratory nursing teams in the both the acute and community setting. She has extensive experience in nursing patients with asthma (in particular, severe and difficult asthma, transitional services and asthma in pregnancy), COPD and patients requiring ventilatory support.
She has worked closely with CCG’s to develop and redesign respiratory services and nationally, represented nursing in the development of the National Clinical Strategy for COPD and Asthma. Following this, she was seconded to NHS London as a member of the London Respiratory Team, and has been a member of the London Respiratory Network Clinical Leadership Group. She was the driving force behind the establishment of the Respiratory Clinical network for South West London, and held the position of clinical lead for the network
She is actively involved in the British Thoracic Society, representing nursing on several committees, Primary Care Respiratory Society-UK and Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists. She has previously been a Trustee for the British Lung Foundation.
She has held a honorary lecturer role with Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital, and has been a Trainer for Education for Health.