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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 and 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
Holdich, P., Gillibrand, W. and Rodriguez, A. (2016) ‘A grounded theory study to explore how people with Type 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals understand and manage decision-making involving risk’. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2015, 2nd - 4th March 2016, SECC, Glasgow
Gillibrand, W., Rajeswaran, C., Zaidi, S., Muniyappa, S., Mohammad, M., Stephenson, J., Verma, S., Sloss, C., Covill, C. and Holdich, P. (2016) ‘A prospective study of mental health outcomes in morbidly obese patients’ Diabetic Medicine , 33 (S1), pp. 171-172. ISSN 0742-3071
Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Trotter, F., Clifton, A. and Holdich, P. (2015) ‘Increasing the health literacy of learning disability and mental health nurses in physical care skills: a pre and post-test evaluation of a workshop on diabetes care’ Nurse Education in Practice , 15 (1), pp. 30-37. ISSN 1471-5953
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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., 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