Newcastle Laboratories

Carol Cresswell

Carol Cresswell

Blood sciences

Operational Site Manager

Blood Sciences Operational Site Manager, Freeman Hospital

Qualifications: BSc Hons, FIBMS   

Carol started her career in histology and cytology at the Gynae Oncology Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead.  To extend her experience of specialised techniques she moved to the Department of Cellular Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne, eventually becoming a Chief Biomedical Scientist/Information Technology Manager.  In 2011 Carol joined the Blood Sciences Department as the Point of Care Testing Manager for the Newcastle Trust.  She was appointed as Blood Sciences Operational Site Manager at Freeman Hospital in March 2015.

Carol is registered with the HealthCare Professions Council (HCPC) and Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Carol has been an active member of the North East POCT action learning set and was part of the Health Care Science winning team at the 1st Cogent Life Science Skills Awards in 2013.  She has been the POCT advisor on an External Quality Assurance Scheme advisory group relating to haematology.