Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Public Authority meeting 2019

This year, the HTA will be holding its public Authority meeting on Thursday 9 May (in the morning) at etc.venues in Victoria.

Issue date:09 May 2019

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EU exit: Updated guidance for 'no deal' preparations

We wrote to establishments in the Human Application and Organ Donation and Transplantation sectors on the

Issue date:27 March 2019

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Precious Cells International has entered liquidation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that Precious Cells International (PCI) entered liquidation on Friday 23 November. The Official Receiver has been appointed as the

Issue date:23 November 2018

HTA Chair Vacancy

If you are interested in becoming the next Chair of the Human Tissue Authority, you can find details for this role on the Cabinet Office website here.

Issue date:28 March 2019

Temporary HTA portal shutdown

The HTA Portal will be temporarily offline due to maintenance and essential upgrade work from 4.00pm Friday 15

Issue date:14 March 2019

World Kidney Day and Living Organ Donation

From Monday 11 March to Sunday 17 March

Issue date:11 March 2019

Preparation for EU Exit

The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on EU Exit Operational Readiness on actions the health and care system in England should

Issue date:23 January 2019

Interim Chair of the Human Tissue Authority announced

We can confirm that our Chair, Nicola Blackwood, has been appointed to the position of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health (Lords) today (Thursday 10 January). Following this appointment, Nicola has resigned her position at the HTA with immediate effect.

Issue date:10 January 2019

Letter to the health and care sector: preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has written to all NHS organisations, GPs, community pharmacies and other service providers. The letter sets out what the health and care system needs to consider in the period leading up to March 2019, including:

Issue date:24 December 2018

HTA announces licence fees for 2019/20

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has published licence fee levels for the 2019/20 business year. The new licence fees come into effect from April 2019, with an increase of 2.7% (the CPI rate in August 2018) to the previous year’s fees across all sectors.

Issue date:07 December 2018

HTA portal temporarily offline

The HTA Portal is temporarily offline due to maintenance and essential upgrade work but will be back up and running by the morning of Monday 24 September.

Issue date:21 September 2018

Organ Donation Week – ‘Words Save Lives’

Organ Donation Week took place between Monday 3 September to Sunday 9 September.

Issue date:03 September 2018

Government's publication of a technical notice for organs, tissues and cells

The Government has today published a Technical Notice providing information on how tissues, cells and organs for transplantation can continue to pass between EU Member States and the UK following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the event of a no-deal. 

Issue date:23 August 2018

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