Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

HTA standards

HTA-licensed establishments are required to meet our standards. The standards fall into four broad categories: Consent; Governance and quality systems; Traceability; and Premises, facilities and equipment. We inspect establishments on a cyclical basis to make sure that establishments are meeting these standards. We highlight compliance against the standards in establishment’s inspection reports.

The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA public display licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA post mortem licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA anatomy licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
A page for establishments who want to learn more about the key changes coming in April 2017
  • Codes of practice
  • HTA standards
  • News and events
We have been hosting a series of webinars in February and March, to talk about our revised Codes of Practice and Standards, which launch in April.If you haven't read the updated Codes yet, you can find these on our website here.If you haven't been able to get along to a webinar, we have recorded these and you can can find them embedded on our website here, or via the HTA YouTube channel.
  • Codes of practice
  • HTA standards
Information on the new HTA Codes of Practice and Standards
  • Codes of practice
  • HTA standards
  • Inspection
  • Licensing
  • News and events
  • Publications
  • Codes of practice
  • Inspection
  • General licensing
  • HTA standards
  • Inspection reports
  • General inspection
  • Human Tissue Act
  • General inspection
  • General licensing
  • Human application
  • HTA standards
Catherine Hennessy, Anatomy Teaching Fellow at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, reflects on the use of social media for anatomy education
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomical examination
  • Anatomical specimen
  • Body donation
  • Communication
  • HTA standards