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.

Information regarding HTA Regulatory Alert 003/2008 on West Nile Virus
This section provides details on how to make changes to your licence. It can take up to 20 working days to assess a completed variation request and issue new licensing certificates, so please ensure that any request is submitted sufficiently in advance of
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
Here you will find information on Designated Individuals (DIs) and Licence Holders (LHs) under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007
  • General licensing
Further information about the HTA licence fee
  • Fees
  • Licensing
About Independent Assessors, including how to become an Independent Assessor
  • Transplants
HTA position statement on storage of human material for teaching by schools and colleges
  • Anatomy
Public display of body parts
  • Codes of practice
  • Public display
HTA advice to the organ donation and transplant sector for preventing the transmission of the Ebola virus via blood and blood components.
  • EU tissue and cells directive
  • Import and export
To help those preparing for a pandemic situation, the HTA has produced guidance on temporary body storage arrangements and licensing requirements.
  • Storage
  • Organ donation and transplantation