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Dr David Alderson

Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Director for Diagnostics



Special Interests:

Haemato-oncology, anti-coagulation, transfusion and general haematology


Dr Alderson was born in Bowdon, educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield and qualified at Charing Cross Medical School, London, in 1974. He began his career in Haematology in London and later in Manchester on the Senior Registrar Rotation. He qualified and was appointed Consultant at Trafford General (then Park Hospital) in 1984. Dr Alderson has helped to develop a high-standard clinical haematology service and created nurse-led areas as part of this. From initially being single-handed, he now has a consultant colleague, specialty doctor and Haematology Nurse Specialists. He spent six years as Chair of the Regional Transfusion Committee and Member of the National Transfusion Committee until October 2011 and sat on the executive working group from 2009-11. He remains a member of the National Working Group for Modernisation of Transfusion. Dr Alderson is also Clinical Director of Diagnostics in Trafford and has a keen interest in quality management. Dr Alderson is a member of the Greater Manchester Pathology Network Board and was heavily involved in negotiations around sectorisation of pathology in Greater Manchester as part of pathology modernisation until Trafford became part of Central Manchester University Hospitals. Secretary: 0161 746 2470 Email: david.alderson@cmft.nhs.uk Secretary’s email: judith.massey@cmft.nhs.uk Post: Dr David M Alderson, Department of Haematology, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester, M41 5SL