Our Entrepreneurs: Okantan Ayeh

Meet #OurEntrepreneurs. Today we welcome Okantan Ayed a Clinical Pharmacist from the West Midlands.

Tell us a bit about yourself 

I am a pharmacist passionate about innovating to improve people’s lives and health. I have experience working in both hospital and community pharmacy, working on innovative quality improvement projects such as online prescription ordering and workforce management.

Name: Okantan Ayeh , NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Cohort 6

Occupation: Clinical Pharmacist

Why did you apply to the programme and what are you enjoying so far? 

A saw the CEP advertised on social media and I resonated with the values and aspirations of the programme, and I felt that this programme would amplify the positive impact that I wanted to make for patients.

I’m looking forward to peer support and mentorship, plus all the other opportunities the programme can provide.

Tell us about your innovation  

I’m making an open-source peer-reviewed community pharmacist clinical decision support tool. The app/website will support pharmacists to make the right decisions at the point of care. I recognised that there were similar products for other professions, however, none particularly for pharmacists.

What motivates you? 

The potential that a family from a deprived neighborhood, unable to get a GP appointment, can go to their pharmacist for high quality care .

I want to address health inequalities and ensure that everyone has the ability to access healthcare advice.

What are your ambitions for the next year?

Looking forward to working with a growing team of talented pharmacists, trainees, and other professionals to create a package that will support pharmacists in providing the NHS Minor Ailments Scheme in their communities.”

How can we find out more?

To find out more connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit my website


Published by Lucy Dentice

Deputy Programme Manager for the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.