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.

This section explains the consent exemptions from the Human Tissue Act (2004)
  • Consent
Notice for Designated Individuals in the Human application sector regarding the Hepatitis C virus total antibody kit manufactured by Abbott GmbH & Co. KG and distributed in the UK by Abbott Diagnostics_x000D_ _x000D_
This page covers the skills and knowledge which Sands' believes is necessary for those seeking consent/authorisation for a hospital post mortem examination of a baby. Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
  • Consent
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
  • Training
Position statement on extending existing licences to cover the removal of tissue from the deceased for research
  • Licensing
  • Removal licence
  • Research
Medfor Femoral Head Storage Pots (S400).
Information about the communication pathway and model consent forms for professionals seeking consent for an adult or child's post mortem
  • Communication
  • Consent
  • Perinatal
  • Post mortem
More information about the HTA removal licence including how to apply
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Removal licence
Traceability of stem cells distributed by Advanced Cell Therapeutics / Biomark / CellTech / BioCells
Glossary terms on consent and the use of DNA
  • DNA
In this section you can read regulatory alerts issued by the Human Tissue Authority to licensed establishments.

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