Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology

Council & Committees

Council & Committees

The AAPT has a Council and Committee structure to support membership in professional and any other issues relating to anatomical pathology technology. In addition to the honorary roles of the President, Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer, ordinary Council members are elected each year at the AGM.

Each appointed Council member is required to be registered with the ACHS and to serve on Council for a three-year term of office. It will also be likely that a Council member will sit on a group or committee that have been formed for the benefit of members.

Members can directly contact Council at a dedicated email address council@aaptuk.org

The Council

Honorary Officers of Council  
Chair: Ishbel Gall FAAPT
President: Dr Michael Osborn
Vice-Chair: John Pitchers FAAPT
Treasurer: Debbie James FAAPT

 

 

Council  
Lydia Judge-Kronis  Re-election date 2018 AGM
Alison Anderson MBE Re-election date 2019 AGM
Michelle Lancaster Re-election date 2018 AGM
Tarot Noble Re-election date 2019 AGM
David Scott Co-opted 12 months past Treasurer
Frances Ciardini Co-opted Student Rep.
Gemma Best Re-election date 2019 AGM
Emma Romeling Re-election date 2019 AGM
Sarah Davis Re-election date 2019 AGM
Christian Burt Secretary

 

 

Conference Planning

Remit: Each year the AAPT host an annual one-day conference with a trade exhibition and full social programme. The planning of such an event takes a huge effort and the AAPT is always looking for support from members to ensure a successful conference. In 2016, the conference was held in Eastbourne. In 2017 the event will move to Cardiff. Suggestions for suitable speakers are always welcome.

Lead: Lydia Judge-Kronis council@aaptuk.org

Other Members:
Christian Burt
David Scott
Deborah James

Education & Training

Remit: The AAPT is committed to help ensure and improve the educational standards for anatomical pathology technologists. Of major importance is the introduction of a new qualification fit for purpose and registration requirements and this is the main piece of work being undertaken by this committee.  The Education & Training Committee also encompasses Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and professional publications (i.e. best practice literature).

Lead: Ishbel Gall council@aaptuk.org 

Other Members:
Michelle Lancaster
John Pitchers
Lydia Judge-Kronis
Emma Romeling

Emergency & Preparedness

Remit: This committee is primarily to raise the profile of anatomical pathology technologists with other professional groups involved in emergency planning and responding to emergencies. It also has a remit to recommend and assess professional standards when requested to do so.

This involves communication with the Home Office, deployment agencies and many other organisations. The committee also promotes relevant forensic and emergency planning courses that are available for anatomical pathology technologists to attend. 

Lead: Alison Anderson alisonanderson3@nhs.net

Other Members: 
Ishbel Gall      
John Pitchers

Human Tissue Act

Remit: This group has a very specific remit to help all members who have any questions relating to the Human Tissue Act and to assess the implications of the Act with regards to professional practice and make recommendations to the Authority with regards to codes of practice and APTs

Lead: John Pitchers council@aaptuk.org

Members:
Lydia Judge-Kronis
Tarot Noble

Professional Engagement & Communication

Remit: The remit of this group is to encourage membership and keep tabs on workforce planning issues. The Association exists to represent and support the interests of our membership, but also has a similar and very real responsibility to the profession as a whole and the group encompasses regional representation.

We believe that the way we communicate, both with members and non-members, is key to our success in the advancement and protection of the APT workforce, and the direction in which the profession develops in the future. The AAPT would love to hear from members who are keen to represent the profession at various forums.

Lead: John Pitchers council@aaptuk.org

Members:  
Michelle Lancaster  North East
Lakiesha Ward London & the South East
Gemma Best South West
Ishbel Gall Scotland
Emma Romeling North West

Professional Registration

Remit: To promote the benefits of being a professionally registered anatomical pathology technologist. To liaise with organisations that hold professional registers, and to help member’s through the application process. To work towards statutory regulation of the profession and to review standards of proficiency

Lead: John Pitchers council@aaptuk.org

Other members 
Ishbel Gall
Lydia Judge-Kronis
Gemma Best
Christian Burt
Tarot Noble

End of Life Care

Remit: A working group to liaise with end of life care groups with regard to anatomical pathology practice and the care of deceased patients and their friends and relatives.

Lead: Tarot Noble                                   council@aaptuk.org

Other Members:
Lydia Judge-Kronis

Perinatal and Paediatric Steering Group

Remit: The aim of this group is to raise awareness of the perinatal and paediatric pathology speciality. The different processes involved in performing post mortems to the roles of the APT’s involved.

Many mortuaries either undertake perinatal/paediatric post mortems or refer these cases to specialist centres.

This small steering group of specialised centres aim to create professional guidance and educational events for all APT’s to access.

Lead: Sarah Davis – Birmingham Women’s Hospital sarah.davis@bwnft.nhs.uk

Other Members:
Amy Lee
Lydia Judge-Kronis