Professor Bola Owolabi MRCGP MFPH (Hon) is Director of the National Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme at NHS England. She works as a General Practitioner (Family Physician) in the Midlands region of England. She is Honorary Professor at the Institute of Applied Health Research, College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Birmingham UK. Bola has particular interest in reducing healthcare inequalities through Integrated Care Models, Service Transformation and using data & insights for Quality Improvement. She spearheaded NHS England’s Core20PLUS5 approach to narrowing healthcare inequalities. She was until recently, National Specialty Advisor for Older People and Integrated Person Centred-Care at NHS England where she led the Anticipatory Care Workstream of the National Ageing Well Programme. She has worked with teams across NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care as part of the Covid 19 Pandemic response.  

She is an alumnus of Ashridge Executive Education/Hult International Business School and holds a Masters degree with distinction in Leadership (Quality Improvement). She holds an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership for Clinicians.