Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

As part of our regulatory function the HTA carries out inspections of licensed establishments. This page provides more information about the inspection process.
Guidance on the disposal of remains following pregnancy loss or termination
  • Post mortem
  • Pregnancy loss
Information for anatomy schools, including anatomy forms, consent forms and bequeathal booklets
Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learnedNovember 2016This report is aimed particularly at Designated Individuals (DI), Persons Designated (PD), and any staff working under their direction in the conduct of licensed activities: predominantly pathologists and anatomical pathology technologists. The contextual sector information and the learning gained from the...
  • Post mortem
  • HTA Reportable Incident (HTARI)
  • Mortuaries
  • News and events
  • Codes of practice
  • Research
Disposal of tissue and specimens in a dignified, respectful and legally compliant way
  • Anatomy
  • Disposal
Policy on post mortem finding asymptomatic variant Creutzfeldt - Jakob Disease (vCJD)
  • vCJD
How to become an HTA Accredited Assessor
  • Bone marrow donation
  • Transplants
Regulation regarding cells procured from a person and processed during a single surgical procedure
  • Single surgical procedures
Information about challenging an HTA licensing decision
  • General licensing
  • Licensing