Sam Archer

What has been your clinical/medical experience to date?

12 years working within Paediatrics. 3 ward based, 6months NICU, 8years PICU, 9months site management, 2 years research, 3 years education. (Some of these have run concurrently). I have recently started in a new iMobile team as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

What motivated you to enter paediatric medical care in the first place?

Growing up my mother was a childminder, so I’ve had children in my life for as long as I can remember. When I decided to apply for nursing, Children’s Nursing was the obvious choice for me and I’ve loved it ever since.

How will the funding from The Evie Dove Foundation help you to advance your career and your impact/services to children?

I am hoping to develop our new iMobile service by developing my knowledge and provide the best possible care to the children treated by KCH. I really want to develop other members of staff so children in the future can also benefit from their expertise.

How did you find out about The Evie Dove Foundation?

Your posters were displayed in my workplace.

Tell us about yourself!

I live in London and have done since starting at King’s nearly 12 years ago. I really enjoy spending time with friends and have a real travel bug. Most recently I’ve been to the Galapagos and hiked to Machu Picchu. Next is to trek across the desert to Petra and sail down the Nile.

Anything else you would like to tell us about your experience, future aspirations and motivations?

I hope I can give back to King’s a portion of what they’ve given me. I hope that means developing our team further to be an example of a team other hospitals can take inspiration from.