Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


The RSPH Heggie award winner for the 2016 Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology has been announced today.

The winner is Paul Abrahams from Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

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