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The HTA publishes its revised Code of Practice F to reflect the introduction of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England
From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.
In line with the HTA’s commitment to increase transparency, we publish details about the volume and nature of incidents that are reported to us.
We have taken a decision to postpone any scheduled inspections between now and the end of September, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases across the UK, and have contacted all establishments affected.
Today, the government has announced that the new law to implement a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation (also known as an ‘opt out’ system) will be introduced in England on 20 May 2020.
Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has published licence fee levels for the 2020/21 business year. The new licence fees come into effect from 1 April 2020, with an increase of 4% on the previous year’s fees.
As many of you know, our annual conference takes place on Wednesday 6 November at Mary Ward House in central London.
We are delighted to welcome Lynne Berry OBE as the new Chair of the HTA.
We and the Health Research Authority (HRA) have worked together on the production of two new eLearning modules. This is the first time that the organisations have collaborated on the development of learning resources.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Authority Members, Professor Gary Crowe and Dr Charmaine Griffiths, who have been appointed as members of the Human Tissue Authority for 3 years from 1 September 2019.
Organ Donation Week will run from Monday 2 September to Sunday 8 September. The HTA licenses and audits transplant centres that undertake organ donation and transplantation across the UK.
Congratulation to HTA Member Penney Lewis following the Secretary of State for Justice's announcement of her appointment as Law Commissioner for Criminal Law.