Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for professionals

The filter and search function on this page allows you to refine down the full list of guidance that we provide for professionals to find specific items. Common searches for the HTA codes of practice and standards, licensing, fees and inspection information or for specific information for each of our regulated sectors can be found using the menu items above.

About post mortem sector HTA Reportable Incidents, including information about how to log HTARIs
  • HTA Reportable Incident (HTARI)
Policy on the management and traceability of tissue samples retained by independent pathologists
  • Pathologists
  • Traceability
  • Public display
HTA advice for mortuaries on contingency arrangements during busy periods
  • Mortuaries
Licence application guidance
  • Licensing
  • General licensing
  • Human Tissue Act
New guidance on completing an HTA Preparation Process Dossier
  • Preparation Process Dossiers
Guidance for establishments on meeting HTA licensing requirements for the procurement of tumour samples to be used as a starting material in the manufacture of an Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP).Certain types of immunotherapies require the use of tumour material in their manufacture. Where the tumour material will comprise part of the active substance of the final product, it will be...
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Regenerative medicine
HTA policy on the steps transplant units should take to prepare living organ donors when it is not possible to transplant their organ
  • Transplants
Guide to Completion of the Anatomy Licence Application
  • Anatomical examination
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Codes of practice
  • Licensing