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17th February 2015

Paediatric Post-Mortem - what you need to know

Child Bereavment Uk has developed a workshop in collaboration with the AAPT to provide information and understanding in relation to a paediatric PM examination.

Find out more here

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13th March 2015

External Assessor Awareness Training

Following the implementation this year of the RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology and in response to feedback received from those APTs interested in becoming external assessors, the RSPH and the AAPT are now in a position to offer a second one day training course in Level3 DIP APT External Assessment on Friday 13th March 2015

External assessors will start to be utilised to visit trainee APTs on the Level 3 Diploma APT course(s) in their home mortuaries. The role will include assessing the practical elements of the Level3 Dip in following areas:

• Unit APT3.6A:     Assist with post mortem examinations
• Unit APT3.7        Preparation and operation of a mortuary
• Unit APT3.8        Prepare for post mortem examinations
• Unit APT3.9        Team working
• Unit APT3.11      Viewing of the deceased

Training centres will be responsible for employing the use of external assessors directly – in return external assessors will have all reasonable travel costs reimbursed. There are no additional payments associated with this role, much like the IBMS model of external assessment however; as an external assessor you will obviously be entitled to valuable CPD points and have the opportunity to assist in shaping the future role of the APT in a positive way by ensuring mortuary practical standards are high and maintained. It is envisaged each Level3 Dip student will need no more than 1 or possibly 2 days of external assessment.

Assessors will be required in every region of the UK and a list of those who have qualified to become assessors will be held centrally by the RSPH and the AAPT for centres to access.

Criteria for becoming an assessor:

• Qualified to current Certificate & Diploma level in APT with minimum 2 year experience at Diploma level
• Completion of the one day External Assessor course
• ACHS registered - This can be completed following the course and guidance and support will be offered as part of the training day – (IBMS external assessors must be HCPC registered to assess BMS students - we need to be on par with their standards for credibility. Registration also covers training & development so is a great indication that an APT is actively participating in this area) 

Please note you do not need to be a mortuary manager / senior APT or be a member of the AAPT  to be an external assessor, you just need to fit the criteria and be in a position to offer a commitment of 1 or 2 days per year to visit trainees to complete assessment in their workplace and all associated documentation so you will also need excellent verbal and written communication skills.


If you make a commitment to attend the training day, you are making a commitment to becoming an assessor – please do not attend the training if you feel you are unable to immediately commit and assist the trainees on course(s) this year.

Please complete the application form ASAP (places limited to 40) and return as this training will no doubt once again prove popular - We thank you in advance for your support in these exciting times!

The date is:

Friday 13th March 2015

11.00am – 16.00pm

AAPT 12 Coldbath Square LONDON EC1R 5HL

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17th April 2015

Consent Training 2015

On Friday 17th April 2015, the AAPT will host another training day on issues involving consent.

The event is held in liaison with the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), and AAPT members can register for a discounted fee of £100. Members of the Bereavement Services Association (BSA), Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal College of Pathologists are also entitled to the discount if booking before 31st January 2015.

Practical scenario workshops will encourage delegates to interact across professional boundaries and the event will be CPD approved for all in attendance.

By the end of the training day, participants will:

  • Have knowledge of the HTA Codes for Consent 
  • Have knowledge of the post mortem consent process 
  • Have practical experience of dealing with consent issues 
  • Be able to facilitate the consent process with N.O.K and clinician 
  • Be able to inform their Trust of consent procedures and best practice 
  • Be able to help set up a consent process 

The Registration form is available here

The Programme for the event is here

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Friday 5th June 2015

Summer Lecture evening at Eastbourne District Hospital

Location: Post Graduate Centre, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, BN21 2UD

AAPT are delighted that Debbie James and Paul Wright will be hosting another Summer lecture evening at Eastbourne District Hospital. Topics: Diving Deaths (Dr Ian Calder) and Forensic Odontology in Victim Identification (Dr Simon Sampson).

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