Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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
On this page you can download the model consent forms and the authorisation for loan form.
As part of our regulatory function the HTA carries out inspections of licensed establishments. This page provides more information about the inspection process.
Information for anatomy schools, including anatomy forms, consent forms and bequeathal booklets
Information about challenging an HTA licensing decision
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA human application licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
Designated Individuals and Licence Holders both play key roles in the licensing arrangements under the Human Tissue Act (2004). This section explains the roles and responsibilities of these individuals.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
HTA position statement on the regulation of acellular material.
  • Acellular material
  • Transplants
Organ Donation and Transplant Sector Regulation: A look back review (March 2014)
Guidance for establishments licensed under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 who are involved in the procurement, receipt and acceptance of umbilical cord blood.
  • Cord Blood
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cells