13 July 2018
The NHS is today publishing guidance to help trusts work with bereaved families and carers.
4 July 2018
The AAPT Council had three seats available for the 2018 AGM
3 July 2018
This is a consultation on the draft regulations to implement Funeral Expense Assistance (FEA) which will replace the current UK Government Funeral Expenses Payment (more commonly known as the Funeral Payment) in Scotland by summer 2019.
19 June 2018
Gemma Norburn reports on a fascinating regional workshop around reconstruction
19 June 2018
APT History Makers via Level 3 top-up
7 June 2018
The government believes the current self-regulatory framework for the funeral plan sector is not sufficient to ensure the fair treatment of consumers and believes a more robust regime is required
4 May 2018
Anita Hardy Trainee APT, reports on her observation work with the Ambulance Service
24 April 2018
Student member Gemma Norburn gives an overview of the recent Consent Training
20 April 2018
AAPT today hosted the 2018 national consent training event in liaison with the Human Tissue Authority (HTA)
18 April 2018
Are you interested in joining the AAPT Council?
There are three seats available on Council for election at the 29th September 2018 Annual General Meeting in London
6 April 2018
Gemma Norburn, trainee APT, reports on Funeral March at Barts Pathology Museum
16 March 2018
RSPH Level 3 Diploma Course - University Hospital of North Tees
Applications for October 2018 start date with in house programme starting February 2019
13 March 2018
Once again another year has flown by and it is renewal time for your AAPT membership
21 February 2018
Are you looking for a new experience and 5 activity CPD credits?
13 February 2018
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.
11 February 2018
Sands and the partners working together on the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) for pregnancy and baby loss, are delighted to announce that the project will launch in Scotland from April onwards, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government.
7 February 2018
Review of mortuary standards across Scotland
7 February 2018
Free article from the RCPath Bulletin
24 January 2018
The AAPT has submitted it's response to the Government Consultation "Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation"
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.