Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology

Company Membership

The AAPT is aware of the vast contribution made by the private sector to enhance the profession and can promote your company through our Company Membership scheme.

Membership has the following benefits:

  • company listed in online directory
  • announcement of up to 3 product & technological developments per annum - please note that advertising a product does not mean endorsement of that product by AAPT
  • 15% AAPT Conference discount
  • priority Booking
  • direct marketing to budget planners within the mortuary section.

The AAPT website is an excellent resource tool for technologists and in 2008 received over 700,000 hits. Joining is easy - please complete the application brochure and return with the completed direct debit mandate.

The subscription year runs from 1st April to 31st March



Year Formed 2010
Contact Ken Fairburn

Infection Control is our Business

"Our range of Infection Prevention and Control products help promote good health in the healthcare, mortuary and laboratory environment. Many of our products have the ability to reduce the risk of MRSA and C. difficile and minimise cross infection enabling your workplace to comply with government guidelines on infection control. 
We offer cleaning and disinfection solutions for a range of environments from Mortuaries, Pathology Labs and Research Labs. Our holistic approach to infection control means we can provide a healthier, safer and more productive environment for staff and employees. Please ask about our refrigeration decontamination service."

Year Formed: 1992
Contact: Ted Davenport

At RNS Publications, we have proudly worked in partnership with the NHS and Hospice sectors for almost 25 years: helping to save valuable income through publishing and printing costs.

In recent years, we have launched the stop mail and bereavement support network, which have been designed with bereavement professionals to support the next of kin.

Year Formed: 2013
Contact: Dan Blackett
Email: Dan Blackett email

Funeral Zone is a free on-line resource site developed to help the bereaved. In addition to providing links to National and Local support services, our website contains listings of all funeral directors in the local area. Funeral Zone's on-line obituary service helps the bereaved share funeral arrangement details and brings the community together - providing a safe place for family and friends to pay their final respects to a loved one.

Please contact the team on 01392 409760

Year Formed: 1987
Contact: Nicola Cooper

 Pulse HSS recruit high-calibre anatomical pathology technologists for the NHS and public mortuaries, across the UK. We recognise the skills required to become a successful APT and use this insight to find appropriate positions for candidates based on their training and experience. We work hard to understand candidate career aspirations and help them reach their potential.

Contact Nicola by email:

Year Formed: 2007
Contact: Michael Sutton


AFOS Limited’s unmatched industry experience and technological expertise delivers efficient autopsy and mortuary solutions with outstanding performance benefits for our anatomical pathology clients.

Over 35 years, AFOS has developed a leading international reputation for the high quality and performance standards of our pathology solutions. Our equipment is installed in prestigious global installations and a high concentration of Pathology and Life Science projects are successfully installed in the UK.

AFOS down draught technology is independently validated and provides the highest level of clinical effectiveness and protection for the technician. Our reputed laboratory solutions are validated by constant review of pathology procedures and technology to achieve unrivalled product solutions.

Product Contact: AFOS Sales, tel. +44 (0)1482 372 100

Year Formed: 1953
Managing Director: Paul Venners

LEEC Limited is an independent private company which offers the personal service and interest that is so highly valued by all our customers together with the efficiency you expect from a technologically progressive company. With nearly 60 years of experience in the design and manufacture of autopsy and mortuary systems LEEC remain the clear leader in the field.

We employ the latest manufacturing methods, and maintain an excellent record of technical superiority. This consistent policy ensures unrivalled reliability in all products whilst keeping prices competitive. By continuous review and updating of our products, we are able to take advantage of advanced control systems to further enhance equipment performance.


Year Formed: 1989
Contact: Tony Crane

 Medezine are a specialist manufacturer of autopsy saws. Medezine work closely with the end user to constantly develop and improve our products. Medezine export to most countries in the World and regularly attending conferences and exhibitions both in the UK and overseas. Medezine have many years of experience working in the pathology sector and have indepth knowledge on instrumentation and products.

Year Formed: 2002
Contact: Simon Chappell

Chemsol are a provider of infection control products, trolleys, tables, P.P.E, body bags, covers, shrouds, hygiene equipment and Medical instruments. We also offer specialised accredited services which include; Emergency planning, crime scene cleaning and various methods of decontamination and deodorisation

Year Formed: 1979
Chief Executive/Managing Director: Max De Roeck

Steel Line Limited, established 30 years, predominantly manufactures stainless steel products for the construction, leisure and medical markets. The medical products consist of height adjustable post mortem tables and associated dissection tables, custom built to client's requirements. The post mortem tables are designed for room ventilated systems, downdraft installations and non-manual handling systems.

The company also manufactures a range of ventilated dissection, trimming and staining tables for histology and pathology laboratories as well as ventilated specimen cabinets and formalin dispensing systems.

Year Formed: 2010
Managing Director: Simon Rothwell
Telephone: 08455 333561

Flexmort manufactures innovative mortuary systems for the cooling and storage of deceased. These include the Aircool 12 body temporary body storage systems (also available for rent) and the Covercool range – which uses cold pads to cool the deceased. The range of portable Covercool systems allows bariatric bodies to be cooled on a bed, PM table etc and the small Covercool Cold Cot allows parents to spend time with a deceased baby in the maternity department. We also have a range of systems which enable the low cost conversion of virtually any space into a temporary cold room for use on an ad-hoc basis using a thermal curtain.

Flexmort products can make a positive difference to the services your Trust provides and on 27/3/12 Flexmort was awarded on a NHS framework agreement for Mortuary and Autopsy Temporary Body Refrigeration Solutions. Please take a look at our website for our full range of equipment and some NHS testimonials.

Click here to read about Flexmort's award winning visit to Buckingham Palace

Year Formed: 1984
Contact: Craig Caldwell

 The Dodge Company Ltd is recognised as the world leader in chemicals and supplies for use in funeral and pathology practices.  Dodge UK was started in 1984 as a division of its parent company, The Dodge Company which started in the US in 1893. With several innovations in the development of embalming chemicals, many universities and cadaver programmes have come to rely on the consistency of our products as well as our ongoing research which serves to enhance the results on which you can rely.

Year Formed: 1999
Contact: Karen Lebor

Total Assist specialise in providing long and short term locum Technologists to NHS Trusts and Public Mortuaries Nationwide. We have immediate positions available throughout UK & Eire and are particularly interested in candidates that have or are working towards
•         Certificate or Diploma level Technologists
•         Mortuary Managers
•         Bereavement Officers
•         Trainee Anatomical Pathology Technologists

Our Candidates can expect;
Consistent and rewarding short and long term locum work opportunities as well as permanent PLUS…
•         Bursaries for mandatory training and CRB checks,
•         Single point of contact,
•         24-hour service,
•         Recommendation bonus,
•         Excellent rates (PAYE and LTD)
•         Loyalty Scheme,
•         Onsite accommodation (where available)
Our Clients can expect;
•         Dedicated Account Manager
•         24-hour service
•         100% compliant staff
•         Absolute value for money
•         Consistent high service delivery
•         Fully certified, highly skilled technologists
Our service is well renowned for filling immediate term requirements at short notice. For more information please call Karen on 01708 388066 or email Karen.