Professor Bola Owolabi
Dr Bola Owolabi MB BS DFFP MRCGP MSc is Director – Health Inequalities at NHS England and NHS
Improvement. She works as a General Practitioner in the Midlands.
Bola has particular interests in reducing health inequalities through Integrated Care Models, Service
Transformation and using data & insights for Quality Improvement.
Bola has held various leadership roles at local, system and national levels. She was until recently,
National Specialty Advisor for Older People and Integrated Person Centred-Care at NHS England and
Improvement where she led the Anticipatory Care Workstream of the National Ageing Well
Programme. She has worked with teams across NHS England/Improvement 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.
Bola is a Generation Q Fellow of the Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to
bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.