Select a letter below to find the word you are looking for. The glossary terms are for use in context with the work of the HTA, and are taken from our codes of practice.
Satellite establishments are small premises on a different site to the main (hub) site that are under the same governance processes and are supervised by the same Designated Individual (DI). The small size of the satellite establishment means that it would normally undertake only one of the activities of the hub.
Under the provision of the HT Act consent must be obtained to remove, store and/or use bodies or relevant material for scheduled purposes. The purposes are divided into two parts: Part 1: Purposes requiring consent: General – anatomical examination; determining the cause of death; establishing after a person’s death the efficacy of any drug or other treatment administered to him; obtaining scientific or medical information about a living or deceased person which may be relevant to any other person (including a future person); public display; research in connection with disorders; or the functioning; of the human body, transplantation. Part 2: Purposes requiring consent: Deceased persons – clinical audit, education or training relating to human health, performance assessment, public health monitoring, quality assurance.
Serious adverse event
Any untoward occurrence associated with the procurement, testing, processing, storage and distribution of tissue and cells that might lead to the transmission of a communicable disease, to death or life-threatening, disabling or incapacitating conditions for patients, or which might result in, or prolong, hospitalisation or morbidity.
Serious adverse reaction
An unintended response, including a communicable disease, in the donor or in the recipient, associated with the procurement or human application of tissue and cells that is fatal, life-threatening, disabling, incapacitating or which results in, or prolongs, hospitalisation or morbidity.
A precursor cell that can develop into more than one kind of cell. For example, early bone marrow cells can develop into red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets.
Stem cell line
A family of constantly dividing cells that is the product of a single parent group.
A stillbirth is defined under section 41 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1953 as “where a child issues forth from its mother after the 24th week of pregnancy, and which did not at any time after being completely expelled from its mother, breathe or show any signs of life.”
Includes material which has come from a person’s body in the course of his receiving medical treatment, undergoing diagnostic testing, or participating in research; or material that is relevant material that has come from a human body and ceases to be used, or stored for use, for scheduled purposes.