Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


Call for APTs to support Emergency & Preparedness Research

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.

The aim of the project is to examine the impact of exercises on participants’ emergency preparedness and their ability to provide response in a real major incident. They are looking for personnel who HAVE NOT attended a PHE emergency preparedness exercise in the last 6 months to become a control group participant.

This research involves completing 10 minute on-line questionnaires around the same time-points as exercise participants in the experimental groups: pre-exercise, post-exercise and then at 6 and 12 months. Total participation time over a year will be around 40 minutes.

Participation is entirely voluntary, but they need as many participants as possible from each region to partake.

Data from this research will provide evidence to contribute to the design of effective emergency preparedness exercises conducted by Public Health England (PHE) Emergency Response Department (ERD) to improve emergency preparedness of health care providers. Final results will be shared with all participants.

A participant information sheet  provides more information about the project. Anyone who is interested in participating in the control group should email directly to Naomi Betts, PhD Student, HPRU, King’s College London to register interest or get further information. There is a cut off date of the 30th of October to register interest.

Alison Anderson FAAPT MBE

AAPT Emergency & Preparedness Lead


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