Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for professionals

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This document is designed to provide you with information about the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) inspection process, so that you and your staff can prepare for an HTA inspection.• There is a second part of this guidance, covering site visits• The appendix - applicable to both parts one and two - can be downloaded here• The whole document - parts one and two, plus the appendix - can be downloaded...
Guidance about the HTA seeking patient identifiable information on inspection or when investigating complaints
  • General inspection
  • Inspection
For the anatomy, public display, research and post mortem (storage only) sectors
  • Compliance updates
  • Post mortem
  • Portal guidance
  • Anatomy
  • Public display
  • Research
Information on the licensing requirements under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations).
  • General licensing
This page provides guidance on when DNA analysis may be used, for obtaining scientific or medical information about the person whose body manufactured the DNA, even if their consent has not been obtained. This page also provides information about how esta
  • DNA
Notice for Designated Individuals regarding compliance reporting and the retention of tissue and organs following post-mortem examination_x000D_
Defining ATMPs and explaining the HTA's role in regulating them
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Human application
Position statement on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
HTA advice for mortuaries on contingency arrangements during busy periods
  • Mortuaries