With the interests of the public and those we regulate at the centre of our work, we aim to maintain confidence by ensuring that human tissue is used safely and ethically, and with proper consent. We regulate organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, medical treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
Codes of practice update
The HTA has updated each of our nine codes of practice to reflect recent policy decisions and legal advice, as well as ensure factual accuracy. They can be found on the codes of practice page.
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30 September 2014
The Human Tissue Authority has published its self-assessment against the Regulators' Code.
1 September 2014
Contribute to Sir Robert Francis’ review into creating an open and safe reporting culture in the NHS.
4 September 2013
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) published the September edition of its e-newsletter today
Read the September issue - stories include: board member updates, guidance on disclosing patient data and a blog about working on our Authority.
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