Olatokunbo Ogunbanjo Chief Pharmacist
Organisation: Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Olatokunbo is a GenerationQ Fellow and Chief Pharmacist at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He has corporate responsibility for medicines management at the Trust, which involves developing plans to secure the safety and cost-effectiveness of medicines, as well as risk mitigation in order to give the executives and board relevant assurances on patient safety. He leads the strategic planning, design, operation and improvement of pharmacy services, coordinating the medicines optimisation activities of over 3,300 Trust staff.
Prior to his current role, Olatokunbo was Chief Pharmacist at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, and Deputy Chief Pharmacist at Milton Keynes University Hospital.
Olatokunbo is currently working with pharmacy leads from partner organisations within Surrey Heartlands to redesign and transform pharmacy services – as one of seven national pilot sites in the Integrating Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation programme. He will be actively contributing to the design and implementation of the medicines optimisation projects that have been identified, and is enthused about the digital elements of this programme: 'I believe digital maturity is vital to transforming the services we deliver to patients.'
Through GenerationQ, Olatokunbo hopes exposure to research and improvement methodologies will provide him with opportunities to use theoretical knowledge and published evidence to influence practice.
'Pharmacy is an integral part of any patient journey and my role as Chief Pharmacist means I play an important role in improving the quality of care for the local population. Learning from this programme will aid my effectiveness in influencing and improving population health.'