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 contains guidance about when an HTA licence is required and which application form you need to complete.
  • General licensing
Information for anatomy schools, including anatomy forms, consent forms and bequeathal booklets
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
The standards that establishments licensed under an HTA human application licence should meet
  • General inspection
As part of our regulatory function the HTA carries out inspections of licensed establishments. This page provides more information about the inspection process.
HTA position statement on the regulation of acellular material.
  • Acellular material
  • Transplants
Information about challenging an HTA licensing decision
  • General licensing
  • Licensing
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
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
Research
  • Codes of practice
  • Research

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