Dr Anne Holdoway

consultant dietitian and chair, managing adult malnutrition in the community and managing malnutrition in COPD expert panels


Anne’s 30-year career as a dietitian includes clinical posts in NHS dietetics, private practice, research and senior management positions in the medical nutrition industry. Anne currently combines consultancy work with clinical practice, is Education Officer for the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and has completed her Doctoral research on the role of nutrition and diet in palliative care.

Anne has been Chair of the multi-professional ‘Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community‘ panel since its inception in 2011 and in recent years has dedicated time to work with national organisations including NICE, BAPEN, BDA, BSG and the RCGP, with the aim of influencing standards and provision of nutritional care across the UK.  She was awarded the prestigious fellowship of the British Dietetic Association in 2016 for her contribution to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne was appointed as the Enteral Nutrition Lead for the NHSE/I resilience programme and Chaired the BDA COVID-19  Clinical Guidance group responsible for developing standards of nutritional care across the patient journey.



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