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Yinka Makinde

Yinka Makinde

Head of Innovation, NHSX

Yinka combines a career in Pharmacy, Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship. Over the course of her 27-year career, Yinka has worked for Accenture, CSC, GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore General Hospital, and multiple NHS organisations across the UK leading digital transformation and care delivery. She is currently Head of Innovation, in the Innovation Team for NHSx.
Previously serving as Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London, Yinka grew London’s position as a global commercial destination for digital health innovation, through programmes that supported payors and digital health suppliers. Prior to that Yinka as an entrepreneur founded and led the commercialisation of a tech start-up Vitalfootprint, a foodtech start up with a public health mission to support patients with long term conditions where diet management is integral.
Yinka sits on the Smart London Board and the London Child Obesity Taskforce, and is a Trustee of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics.