Staff profile

Sam Akram

Senior Lecturer


Health, Social, and Community Work


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


St Helena, Chesterfield, Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer in Non Medical Prescribing 

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching on the Non medical prescribing course (V300) as well as the community nurse prescribing (V150) programmes. 

Professional interests

Professional interests include non medical prescribing. Advanced minor illness management. Hypertension management. 

Research interests

The role of non medical prescribers in advanced minor illness management and clinical assessment. 

Membership of professional bodies

Fully qualified Pharmacist with The General Pharmaceutical Council 

Independent Prescriber

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Member of the British Hypertension Society 


Postgraduate certificate in Higher Education 

Advanced Minor illness management

Practice certificate in Independent Prescribing

Postgraduate Diploma in Primary care Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy

Experience in industry

Sam qualified in 2004 and has extensive experience in community pharmacy, GP practices, Urgent care centres, out of hours medical services as well as clinical commissioning groups and several hospitals. 

In the media

Sam is available for comment on Pharmacy related issues, blood pressure related issues, prescribing issues and healthcare issues related non medical prescribers. 

Recent publications

Akram,S. (2014). Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. Clinical Pharmacist, 2014, pp101-2. 

Akram, S. Lovelle, J. Nambisan, S. (2015). Burns: Assessmnet and treatment. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 9/16th May 2015, Vol 294, No 7861/2

Akram,S. Zaman, H. (2015). Warts and Verrucae; Assessmnet and treatment. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 20th June 2015, Vol 294, No 7867