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.

The HTA has published its revised guidance on the public display of human bodies, body parts and tissue following an extensive consultation.
Joint position statement on the regulating human embryonic stem cell lines for human application
  • Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cells
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA public display licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
This page provided information on the licensing of procurement organisations by the HTA, including the deadline for applying for a licence and the licence fee.
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
  • Procurement
Further information about the definition of public display
  • Relevant material
Information on the licensing requirements under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations).
  • General licensing
Position statement on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention under the Human Tissue Act 2004
  • Consent
  • Human Tissue Act
New guidance on completing an HTA Preparation Process Dossier
  • Preparation Process Dossiers
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA post mortem licence should meet
  • HTA standards
  • Licensing
This page provides background information on the implementation of the EU Tissue and Cells Directive via the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007.
  • EU tissue and cells directive

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