Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology

Professional Support

The AAPT exists to support and promote the profession of anatomical pathology technology and its practitioners. We have several areas of the website dedicated to this purpose:

Guidance Documents

The aims & objectives of the AAPT clearly state a commitment to “helping ensure and improve the professional, educational and practical standards for technologists”.

A series of Best Practice national guidance literatures are to be produced in addition to those that have already been published for Mass Fatality Incident Deployment, Post Mortem Examinations on Friends & Relatives and Property & Valuables.

Education & Training

RSPH Level 3/4 Diploma Courses - University Hospital of North Tees

These courses are primarily based at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton on Tees. Both are modular and involve a number of theory and practical based elements. The theory taught modules will involve 5 visits to the North Tees Centre and will involve the completion of various examinations and course work assignments

Emergency & Preparedness

In emergency situations workloads can be excessive and with a duty to maintain routine services, with minimum disruption, local resources may become overwhelmed. UKDVI maintains a register of APTs who can provide assistance as part of local or regional plans or nationally/internationally when requested by humanitarian / commercial organisations.

Regional Networks

The AAPT has begun the process of establishing regional networks to help support, educate and update technologists at a local level. Each region is supported by a steering group.

Human Tissue Act

The latest info for technologists regarding the Human Tissue Act codes of practice and licences needed from September 2006.


An exhaustive list of publications, resources, links and documents for APTs to access