Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

HTA responses to consultations

The HTA routinely responds to consultations about issues which fall inside our regulatory remit.

The Human Tissue Authority's Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on 'Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation - a consultation on increasing numbers of successful donations'

The HTA submitted a response to the Scottish Government's consultation on two ways to potentially increase the number of deceased organ donation and tissues donors - by seeking to increase numbers of referrals and by seeking to increase the number of times when donation is authorised to proceed.

You can read our response here.

The Human Tissue Authority’s response to the Care Quality Commission’s consultation on changes to the way they regulate health and adult social care services

The HTA submitted a response to the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) consultation on its next phase of regulation.  With shared areas of interest, and an existing Memorandum of Understanding, the HTA looks to strengthen existing relationships for the benefit of both regulators and establishments.

You can read the response here.

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into regenerative medicine

The HTA submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into regenerative medicine on In May 2016. For more information about the inquiry see the Parliamentary Committee’s website.

The Northern Ireland Assembly consultation on the Human Transplantation Bill 

In December 2015, the HTA submitted a response to the Northern Ireland Assembly's Committee for Health, Social Services & Public Safety call for evidence on their Human Transplantation Bill. More information about the Bill and the call for evidence can be found on the Assembly website.

The NICE consultation on living-donor liver transplantation

The HTA submitted a response to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) consultation into living-donor liver transplantation. More information about the consultation can be found on the NICE website.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre consultation on the Records Management Code of Practice

The HTA submitted a response to the Health and Social Care Information Centre consultation on the Records Management Code of Practice. More information about the consultation can be found on the HSCIC website

Better Regulation Delivery Office consultation on data sharing for non-economic regulators

The HTA submitted a response to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Better Regulation Delivery Office, consultation into data sharing for non-economic regulators. This consultation seeks views on non-economic regulators sharing data collected from businesses, to build the evidence to design effective solutions that work for both parties

Parliamentary joint committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill

The HTA has submitted written evidence to the Joint Committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill. More information about the Committee's work can be found on the Committee’s page and more information about the Bill can be found on its parliamentary page

UKDEC consultation on donation after brainstem death

The HTA has responded to the UK Donation Ethics Committee consultation on an ethical framework for donation after brainstem death. More information about the consultation can be found on the consultation webpage

Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into blood, tissue and organ screening

The HTA provided written evidence to the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry into blood, tissue and organ screening. More information about the inquiry can be found on the Committee’s webpage.

Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The HTA provided written evidence to the Lords Select Committee that has been appointed to consider and report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005. More information can be found on the Committee's website.

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into regenerative medicine

The HTA, HFEA, MHRA and HRA provided joint supplementary written evidence on the regulation of regenerative medicine in the UK to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into regenerative medicine

Government consultation on changing the coroner system

The HTA has responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation: Implementing reforms to the coroner system

Welsh Health and Social Care Committee

The HTA provided written evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee's consultation on the Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill (the Bill). 

Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill

The HTA provided written evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill. This Bill contains clauses that would abolish the HTA. The HTA’s submission focuses on the risks associated with abolishing the HTA and transferring its functions elsewhere and the benefits of retaining the HTA as a specialist regulator.

Care Quality Commission Strategy Consultation

The HTA responded to the Care Quality Commission Strategy Consultation on Wednesday 5 December.

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into regenerative medicine

The HTA submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into regenerative medicine on 5 October. For more information about the inquiry see the Parliamentary Committee’s website.

Department of Health's arm's-length bodies consultation

The HTA responded in draft to the Department of Health's consultation on the arm's-length bodies review on Monday 10 September. The consultation closed on 28 September, this is the HTA's final response.

Welsh Government’s consultation on a soft opt-out system for organ donation

The HTA responded to the consultation on the Welsh Government’s consultation on a soft opt-out system for organ donation on Monday 10 September.

Welsh Government’s White Paper: Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation

The HTA responded to Welsh Government’s White Paper: Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation on Tuesday 31 January. The findings of the public consultation are likely to be published within a month.

Proposed National Assembly for Wales Legislative Competence Order 2011 to introduce an opt-out system for deceased organ donation

The HTA responded to the National Assembly of Wales consultation on 21 January. You can download the evidence that we submitted to the Welsh Affairs Committee on 28 February on the left of this page. You can read more about the proposed LCO on the National Assembly for Wales website. You can read more about our role on the expert panel here.

Nuffield consultation on human bodies in medicine and research 

This consultation ended on 13 July 2010. You can read more about it on the Nuffield website. Read our response.

The Academy of Medical Sciences Review of the regulation and governance of medical research

The first call for  evidence ended in June 2010. You can read more about it on the AMRC website. Read our response. The Academy announced a second call for evidence with a deadline of 31 August 2010. Read our response