Olutayo leads a team serving one of the most deprived communities in the West Midlands. She joined Priory Community Pharmacy in December 2012, when the business was struggling financially, and set out to turn its fortunes around with a mix of professional guidance and patient feedback.
She also supported her team – through training, support and mentoring – to gain accreditation and give them the confidence to go out into the community to find people in need of health advice. As a result, they have run health promotions everywhere from libraries, colleges and pubs, to gyms, hospitals and supermarkets.
This outgoing attitude has even extended to setting up a fitness studio, organising an annual ‘health funfair’ to raise money for charity, and various clinical initiatives targeted at cancer, alcohol abuse, public health and sexual health. Olutayo also plays a part in developing new pharmacists by lecturing at the University of Wolverhampton.