Anne Holdoway

Anne currently works as a consultant dietitian in the Southwest retaining a focus on diet in life-limiting conditions, gastroenterology and nutrition support.

With 3 million individuals at risk of malnutrition in the UK and thousands with chronic conditions requiring dietary modification but only 8,000 dietitians working in clinical practice, Anne recognises the importance of educating members of the healthcare teams and care providers to tackle malnutrition and optimise nutritional care for all.

Anne has Chaired the multi-professional advisory board for ‘Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community’ since conception in 2011. The award winning guidance and pathways developed have been endorsed by 10 professional organisations, act as a template for many providers and have been adopted by Medendium and eGuidelines. In recent years the resources have been expanded to cover disease-specific nutrition pathways e.g. COPD, falls and frailty, and a range of top tips have been created to guide pharmacists,nurses, GP and care home staff and dietitians on actions to improve nutritional care at a local level.

Anne continues to dedicate personal time to working with organisations including the British Dietetic Association, Age UK, the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the British Society of Gastroenterology and NICE, with the aim of influencing standards of nutritional care at a national level.

Actively participating in events both locally, nationally and internationally, Anne seeks to inspire and empower others to embed good nutritional care in everyday practice to improve the lives of those cared for, particularly vulnerable populations.