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Anatomical Pathology Technologist

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An anatomical pathology technologist (APT) helps a pathologist to carry out a post-mortem examination (dissecting a body to find out the cause of death). The APT also runs the mortuary on a day to day basis. They were previously called mortuary technicians.

The Work

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Pay

A trainee anatomical pathology technologist (APT) on the NHS Agenda for Change scale usually starts on Band 3, £17,760 to £20,727 a year. Once qualified this rises to Band 4, £20,302 to £22,910 a year.

Senior APTs are on Band 5, £22,440 to £29,034 a year.

Pay for APTs working outside the NHS starts at around £14,500 a year, rising to around £32,000 a year with experience.

The current pay scales are from April 2017.

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Scotland


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Getting In

Vacancies are advertised in local press, the NHS Jobs (England and Wales), NHS Scotland Recruitment and Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology websites.

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology
Tel: 020 7278 2151
E-mail: mail@aaptuk.org
Website: http://www.aaptuk.org
Twitter: @AAPTTweets

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
Tel: 020 7265 7300
Website: http://www.rsph.org.uk/
Twitter: @R_S_P_H
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalsocietyforpublichealth/

The RSPH awards a range of qualifications in the fields of health and nutrition, health and safety, food hygiene and anatomical pathology technology.

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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