Mr John Holmes

Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing)

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8896 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: General care of elderly people in general hospital, dementia and delirium


My nursing background is in general and psychiatric nursing. I have gained particular experience in the care of older people with dementia, depression and delirium. My post-qualifying clinical experience began in 1980, working as a staff nurse on medical and surgical wards. As a charge nurse, I worked in both hospital and community settings. My interest in the care of older people has continued throughout my career and I have been extensively engaged in the teaching of pre-registrant and post-graduate nursing colleagues. I am a member of the Dementia Steering Group at the Walsall Health Care NHS Trust.

Research interests

Approaches to care of elderly people in general hospital
Selection/interviewing process
Moving and handling teaching in clinical practice

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)


MA (Gerentology)  -  1993
Cert Ed       1989
DPNS          1987
RGN            1980
RMN            1983
Practice Educator   1989


Holmes, J., & Bethel, J. (2007) Older People and the Emergency Nurse Practitioner.  Emergency Nurse
Forthcoming Chapter: Professional Legal and Ethical Issues in Elderly Care in (Nursing: Legal, ethical and professional accountability (Prepare for practice series)) edited by Phil Jevon, Ruth Endacott, and Dawn Rowley currently with editors

Previous professional experience

Honorary Contract Staff Nurse (Walsall Hospital NHS trust)
Senior Lecturer University of Wolverhampton
Nurse Tutor (WHA)
Cert Ed
Unqualified clinical teacher (WHA)
Charge Nurse WHA
Staff Nurse Walsall Health Authority
RMN student nurse
Staff Nurse Walsall Health Authority (WHA)
Student nurse RGN
Cadet nurse