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Diabetes Facilitator/Network Manager, Isle of Wight PCT (2001 2006); External Marker/Moderator, University of Warwick (2004-2006); Chair National Diabetes Facilitators Group (2005-2006); Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Leeds General Infirmary (1995-2001); Practitioner/Lecturer University of Leeds (1999-2001); District Nurse, Leeds Community and Mental Health NHS Trust (1990-1995)
Pre-Registration Dip H.E. Nursing
Associate lecturer - HIN1041 Continuing care of the person with a Long Term Condition; HIN1043 Nursing Practice - Adult Year 2 (3) Primary Care; HIN1029 Health Policy and its impact on Service Delivery; HHN1008 Health Policies and Nursing Agendas within Integrated Services.
Module Leader Certificate in Professional Studies (Diabetes) 2 Modules HHN1247 Caring for the Person with Diabetes; HHN1248 The Context and Practice of Diabetes Care; MSc Diabetes currently under revision. Associate BSc Professional Studies Diabetes.
- Medicines Management
- Diabetes management in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities branches
- Moving and Handling Training
Admissions Tutor, International Placements (Adult Nursing), Link Tutor Primary Care NHS Kirklees, Diabetes Nurse Specialist (Hon contract) NHS Kirklees
Research & Scholarship
I am currently studying for a professional doctorate which will focus on health literacy in people with diabetes and risk communication strategies by healthcare professionals.
Implementing and evaluating individualised care-planning training workshops for primary care practice. Joint bid with NHS Kirklees PCT (HEA)
Evaluation of simulated clinical scenario using patients with diabetes for assessing consultation/assessment skills in a cohort of post-registration nursing students. University of Huddersfield.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Hemingway, S., Trotter, F., Stephenson, J. and Holdich, P. (2013) ‘Diabetes: increasing the knowledge base of mental health nurses’ British journal of nursing , 22 (17), pp. 991-996. ISSN 0966-0461
Holdich, P., Gillibrand, W. and Covill, C. (2012) ‘Diabetes in the South Asian community’ Journal of Community Nursing , 26 (4), pp. 13-15. ISSN 0140-0908
Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2012) ‘Assessment of Retinopathy ’. In: Principles of Diabetes Care: evidence-based management for health professionals. London, UK: Quay Books. pp. 173-181. ISBN 9781856424325
Holdich, P (2012) ‘Person-centred planning ’. In: Principles of Diabetes Care: evidence-based management for health professionals. London, UK: Quay Books. pp. 59-72. ISBN 9781856424325
Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2012) ‘Supporting people with diabetes-related stress, anxiety and depression ’. In: Principles of Diabetes Care: evidence-based management for health professionals. London, UK: Quay Books. pp. 277-288. ISBN 9781856424325
Freeman, M., Gillibrand, W., Newton, V., Holdich, P. and Oldroyd, J. (2012) ‘Engaging in a new culture of innovative collaboration for diabetes service redesign’ Diabetic Medicine , 29 (S1), p. 123. ISSN 0742-3071
Roberts, P. and Holdich, P. (2012) ‘Fungal infections of the foot in people with diabetes’ Journal of Community Nursing , 26 (2), pp. 4-6. ISSN 0140-0908
Holdich, P., Freeman, M., Gillibrand, W., Newton, V. and Oldroyd, J. (2012) ‘Supporting a new culture of innovative collaboration for diabetes service redesign through a bespoke professional education programme for primary care practitioners’ Diabetic Medicine , 29 (S1), p. 94. ISSN 0742-3071
Holdich, P (2010) ‘Identifying and managing potential dilemmas for nurse/researchers: conflicts between the role of nurse and researcher’ Malaysian Journal of Nursing , 2 (1), pp. 37-42.
Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2010) ‘Supporting people with diabetes related stress and depression ’ Practice Nursing , 21 (7), pp. 362-365. ISSN 0964-9271
Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2010) ‘Assessment of retinopathy’ Practice Nursing , 21 (6), pp. 305-309. ISSN 0964-9271
Gillibrand, W., Holdich, P. and Covill, C. (2009) ‘Managing type 2 diabetes: new policy and interventions ’ British Journal of Community Nursing , 14 (7), pp. 285-291. ISSN 1462-4753
Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2009) ‘Evaluation of Workshops for Healthcare, Professional Training in Individualised Care Planning’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield , p. 54
Gillibrand, W., Holdich, P., Readman, S., Crewe, J. and Ackroyd, T. (2009) ‘Evaluation of workshops for healthcare professional training, in individualised care-planning’ Diabetic Medicine , 26 (s1), p. 185. ISSN 0742-3071
Gillibrand, W., Holdich, P., Readman, S., Crewe, J. and Ackroyd, T. (2009) ‘Evaluation of workshops for healthcare professional training, in individualised care-planning’. In: Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2009, 11-13 March 2009, Glasgow, UK
Holdich, P. and Gillibrand, W. (2009) ‘Individualised care versus QoF standards’. In: New Clinical Solutions in Diabetes Care, Thursday 8th January 2009, Huddersfield, UK
Holdich, P (2009) ‘Patient centred care planning’ Practice Nursing , 20 (1), pp. 18-23. ISSN 0964-9271
Holdich, P (2000) ‘Pilot study of a novel approach to education: the diabyte flyer’ Journal of Diabetes Nursing , 4 (4), pp. 116-119. ISSN 1368-1109
Research Degree Supervision
My main interests in research include evaluation of diabetes services and healthcare practitioner interactions with people with diabetes. I have an interest in patient safety in relation to medicines management and utilising problem based learning/simulation as a strategy for improving client/healthcare professional education in diabetes care. Other interests include:
- Problem Based Learning
- Health Professional Education in Diabetes Care
- Health Literacy and Risk Communication
- Medicines Management