Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Histopathology Working Group

The HTA produces a two-monthly e-newsletter which contains information about our work and guidance for the sectors we regulate. You can sign up to the newsletter here. Recent editions of the newsletter can be found below. Newsletters published before February 2012 can be found on the HTA’s archived website.

The purpose of the Histopathology Working Group (HWG) is to consider issues facing post-mortem sector establishments to inform the continued development of HTA policy affecting the sector and its overlap with the research sector.

The group's four core functions are:

  • maintain strategic oversight of the sector
  • provide a forum for debate on sector-specific issues and inform implementation of resulting work streams
  • consider standards documents and other guidance on the investigation of death created by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) Death Investigation Group
  • to report back to the Authority on key issues as necessary.

Full terms of reference are available here (PDF).

Meeting minutes and papers:

Histopathology Working Group meeting - October 2016
Histopathology Working Group meeting - April 2016
Histopathology Working Group meeting - October 2015
Histopathology Working Group meeting - March 2015
Histopathology Working Group meeting - October 2014
Histopathology Working Group meeting - April 2014
Histopathology Working Group meeting - October 2013
Histopathology Working Group meeting - March 2013
Histopathology Working Group meeting - September 2012