The AAPT has a Council and Committee structure, aligned to the AAPT Strategy 2021-2025, to support membership in professional and any other issues relating to anatomical pathology technology. In addition to the honorary roles of the President, Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer, ordinary Council members are elected each year at the AGM.
Each appointed Council member is required to be professionally registered with the ACHS or Science Council and to serve on Council for a three-year term of office.
Members can directly contact Council at a dedicated email address firstname.lastname@example.org
|Chair:||John Pitchers FAAPT|
|President:||Dr Michael Osborn|
|Vice-Chair:||Lydia Judge-Kronis FAAPT|
|Treasurer:||Debbie James FAAPT|
|Council||Date of Election to Council||Re-election date|
|Anita Hardy||AGM 2019||Re-election date 2022 AGM|
|Ishbel Gall||Co-opted member|
|Darren Makin||Co-opted member|
|Tarot Harris||AGM 2019||Re-election date 2022 AGM|
|Gemma Norburn||Co-opted Student Representative|
|Emma Romeling||AGM 2019||Re-election date 2022 AGM|
|Robert Cast||AGM 2020||Re-election date 2023 AGM|
|Lisa Cooney||AGM 2020||Re-election date 2023 AGM|
|Michelle Williams||AGM 2020||Re-election date 2023 AGM|
|Martin Goddard||AGM 2019||Re-election date 2022 AGM|
Remit: Each year the AAPT host the AAPT Annual Educational Event with a commercial exhibition and full social programme. The planning of such an event takes a huge effort and the AAPT is always looking for support from members to ensure a successful meeting. In 2021 the venue is Tunbridge Wells. Suggestions for suitable speakers are always welcome.
Lead: Deborah James email@example.com
Remit: The AAPT is committed to help ensure and improve the educational standards for anatomical pathology technologists. The Education & Professional Standards Committee includes the the AAPT CPD scheme and gatekeeping the standards relating to the RSPH Diploma 3 and 4 in Healthcare Science (Anatomical Pathology Technology).
Strategy areas include Defined Professional Characteristics, Career Course Learning, Advanced Practitioner, Portfolio Careers, Original research and systematic review, Partnership with FE and HE institutions,, Evidence-based practice and Developing New Qualifications.
Lead: Emma Romeling firstname.lastname@example.org
|Darren Makin (co-opted)|
Remit: This committee is primarily to raise the profile of anatomical pathology technologists with other professional groups involved in emergency planning and responding to emergencies. It also has a remit to recommend and assess professional standards when requested to do so.
This involves communication with the Home Office, deployment agencies and many other organisations. The committee also promotes relevant forensic and emergency planning courses that are available for anatomical pathology technologists to attend.
Lead: Martin Goddard email@example.com
Remit: work related to Chair representation on the HTA Histopathology Working Group, RCPath Death Investigation Committee, executive liaison with Policy Connect/All Party Parliamentary Health Group and other defined stakeholders such as UKAS, NHS Employers and professional bodies.
Aligned to the AAPT Strategy 2021-25, statutory regulation is a key area for this committee and the remit of the committee would also include fair and consistent grading and emerging technologies.
Lead: John Pitchers firstname.lastname@example.org
Remit: this committee encompasses the AAPT Strategy 2021-2025 areas of values-based practice, wellbeing and mental health, increasing membership and creative and engaging media.
Lead: Anita Hardy email@example.com
Remit: led by the Vice-Chair, this committee will cover the voluntary registration with the Academy for Healthcare Science and the Science Council professional awards. This is aligned to Voluntary Registration and Professional Equivalence in the AAPT Strategy 2021-25
Lead: Lydia Judge-Kronis firstname.lastname@example.org
Remit: A working group to liaise with end of life care groups with regard to anatomical pathology practice and the care of deceased patients and their friends and relatives.
Lead: Tarot Noble email@example.com
Remit: The aim of this group is to raise awareness of the perinatal and paediatric pathology speciality. The different processes involved in performing post mortems to the roles of the APT’s involved.
Many mortuaries either undertake perinatal/paediatric post mortems or refer these cases to specialist centres.
This small steering group of specialised centres aim to create professional guidance and educational events for all APT’s to access.
Lead: Lydia Judge-Kronis firstname.lastname@example.org