9 January 2018
Are you a mentor to a trainee APT who is either on a registered Level 3 / Level 4 training course?
Are you about to employ a trainee APT and register them for the next training course?
4 January 2018
The Department of Health is currently recruiting for a new Chair of the Human Tissue Authority
6 December 2017
The AAPT, as a Member Body, were invited to input into a Board strategy day organised by the Science Council on 6th December.
4 December 2017
The Royal College of Pathologists welcomed the Annual Report of the Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC.
25 October 2017
The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) welcomes Lord O’Shaughnessy’s announcement today that a national system of independent medical examiners will be introduced from April 2019
20 October 2017
AAPT & UK Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) today provided a one-day intensive training programme that has been developed for all grades of Anatomical Pathology Technologists (APT).
19 October 2017
Organs from 505 registered donors could not be made available for transplant in the last five years because of objections from relatives.
10 October 2017
The Health Protection Research Unit is looking for APT support in identifying a Control Group for a research project they are conducting in collaboration with King’s College London.
9 October 2017
Lara-Rose Iredale MAAPT is a recently qualified APT, and reports on the afternoon session at Conference 2017
6 October 2017
Laura Evans MAAPT has recently passed the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology and reports on the morning session in Cardiff
5 October 2017
Call for expressions of interest!
5 October 2017
Expressions of interest call for Level 3 top-up programme
4 October 2017
Images from an amazing weekend for APTs - the best attended Conference to date!
27 September 2017
AAPT run annual events for Mortuary Managers (or Senior APTs responsible for the day-to-day running of a mortuary).
21 September 2017
APTs can feedback on their Academy experience to the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
14 September 2017
Excellent news from the RSPH
12 September 2017
The AAPT are looking at hosting another of the popular study days for Mortuary Managers
8 September 2017
Understanding decomposition can hold the key to solving murders, finding missing people and crucially recognising them, and that is why "body farms" exist.
1 September 2017
The AAPT, in conjunction with the UKDVI APT Team, will provide a one-day intensive training programme on the 20th October
31 August 2017
Relying on exact DNA science to identify the fire’s victims could lead to years of cruel uncertainty. We should learn from other disasters, trying new approaches
23 August 2017
This is the closing event of the Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for CBRN incidents (GIFT) project and the program has been designed by the consortium to give attendees an overview of the project, what has been achieved, and GIFT’s role in future national plans.
9 August 2017
Today the AAPT were delighted to be accepted as a Member Body of the Science Council.
4 August 2017
Since 2001, death rates from heart disease and stroke have halved for both males and females.
Over the same time period deaths from dementia and Alzheimer’s have increased by 60% in males and have doubled in females.
19 July 2017
Paul was supported during his training as a trainee anatomical pathology technologist (APT) by the team at Southend University Hospital, including his mentors, Tim Cahill - Senior APT and Dr S Payne - Consultant Histopathologist . We are sure the team will be delighted with the result Paul has achieved and the celebrations in the department will no doubt begin very soon!
Paul attended the Level 3 Diploma course at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and lead course facilitator, Michelle Lancaster is delighted by the announcement but not entirely surprised as it was evident from the outset just how much hard work Paul put into his studies. Paul consistently produced work to an extremely high standard and successfully passed all 10 modules of the Level 3 Diploma on his first attempt - qualifying in September 2016.
Paul’s practical external assessor said; Paul is a real team player and is passionate about his career as an APT… he has the interest and inclination to better his working practices to achieve the best results possible giving him good standards of practice both now and in the future. Paul is empathetic and compassionate and is a joy to be around in the mortuary environment and is a total asset to the mortuary and the team.
The Heggie award is presented yearly to the trainee APT who completes all 10 modules of the Level 3 Diploma to a high standard and who also receives the highest overall average score in the 4 examinations set by RSPH.
Paul, who is also a member of the AAPT, will be presented with his award during a ceremony held by RSPH in London on the 14th September 2017.
The AAPT would like to offer congratulations to Paul on his excellent achievement. Well done.
26 June 2017
Emma Romeling FAAPT reports on the latest External Assessor Training Awareness Day training on the 22nd June in Wigan as part of the AAPT Education & Training Committee and with assistance from Michelle Lancaster FAAPT and with our colleagues from the Academy for Healthcare Science.
22 June 2017
Major Incident Resources that APTs might find useful
21 June 2017
One of the outcomes of the brain and spinal cord survey was to increase the number of training facilities available in which APTS could attend to refresh their knowledge or gain the skills to undertake this technique.
16 June 2017
With the introduction of a "Dignity Logo" as one aspect of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals End of Life Care Strategy, Mortuary Manager and AAPT Fellow David King reports on how his team of APTs took an active role in embracing and facilitating a positive change in their area.
16 June 2017
The autopsy guidelines published by The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) are guidelines that enable pathologists to deal with non-forensic consent and Coroners’ post-mortem examinations in a consistent manner and to a high standard.
12 June 2017
Recently the UK has seen terrible incidents on our streets that have shocked and upset the nation.
25 May 2017
Applications for October 2017 start date with in house programme starting February 2018
25 May 2017
AAPT’s thoughts are with the victims, and those they loved and who loved them, following this brutal and indiscriminate attack on Monday night.
23 May 2017
It was heartening to receive support from overseas after the horrific events in Manchester
18 May 2017
In keeping with accepted practice amongst professional bodies, the AAPT has ‘rules’ that all members must adhere to as part of their membership.
8 May 2017
The consultation on the new cremation regulations for Scotland being created under the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 is now available.
25 April 2017
Assessor Training Awareness Day: 22nd June 2017
10.00am – 16.15pm
21 April 2017
On Friday 21st April, the AAPT hosted another training day on issues involving consent.
The event is held in liaison with the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and delegates came from many varied professions - APTs, biomedical scientists, consultant pathologists and those working in bereavement.
21 April 2017
This year the HTA will be focusing on conversations around death and dying
13 April 2017
The HTA have launched updated Codes of Practice and Standards. These provide practical guidance on human tissue legislation for professionals.
13 April 2017
The autopsy guidelines published by The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) are bench-top guidelines for pathologists to deal with non-forensic consent and Coroners’ post-mortem
examinations in a consistent manner and to a high standard.
12 April 2017
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS FT is a registered centre for the qualification – Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology (APT) – centre number 4521.
6 April 2017
Debby Foster FAAPT reports from the National Conference in Pregnancy and Infant Loss at the Holiday Inn in Kensington, London held on 26th March 2017
27 March 2017
Healthcare Science Week or, #HCSWeek17 as it is known by its social media hashtag, is an annual, week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science professionals and highlight the difference they make to patients' lives. AAPT Fellow David King reports on APT participation this year.
26 March 2017
Over recent years there seems to have been an increase in major incidents, with the UK terrorism threat currently classified as “severe”
26 March 2017
AAPT members are encouraged to send comments with regard to a draft Member Disciplinary Policy
19 March 2017
Nicky Wright MAAPT gives an overview of the recent Level 3/4 Mentoring day
17 March 2017
The purpose of the guidance is to help standardise and improve the way acute, mental health and community Trusts identify, report, review, investigate and learn from deaths, and engage with bereaved families and carers in this process.
1 March 2017
The Chair of the AAPT, Ishbel Gall, recaps on the last 12 months of AAPT activity and highlights much is ahead for APTs across the UK and beyond
17 February 2017
17 February 2017
15 February 2017
The annual AAPT conference is an annual opportunity for delegates to update their knowledge of scientific, technological, legal and social issues relating to the healthcare science profession of anatomical pathology technology.
26 January 2017