Samantha Dorney-Smith

Samantha Dorney-Smith

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Sam is an Adult 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 managed the Health Inclusion Team (a nurse outreach team working in hostels and day centres in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham), and more recently set up the ‘Pathway’ inpatient services for homeless people in Guys and St Thomas’, Kings and South London and Maudsley.


Sam now works as a Nursing Fellow for Pathway, focused on service improvement / development in inclusion health, and supports 12 Pathway teams nationally. She is also currently the Nurse Project Lead for the Queen’s Nursing Institute Homeless Health Programme, providing advice and support to inclusion health services around the country.


She has had numerous journal articles published, sits on a variety of homeless health related steering groups, and was previously seconded to the Department of Health around inclusion health. Sam also works doing street outreach for Doctors of the World one evening a week in the City of London, and is the Secretary of the London Network of Nurse’s and Midwives Homelessness Group. This year she came runner up in the British Journal of Nursing ‘Nurse of the Year’ category. 

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