Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

News

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HTA publishes parents’ guide to cord blood banking

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the regulator for human tissue, cells and organs, has today published a cord blood banking guide for expectant parents considering cord blood donation a

Issue date:25 February 2016

NEW - Codes and Standards Webinars

We have been hosting a series of webinars in February and March, to talk about our revised Codes of Practice and Standards, which launch in April.

Issue date:23 March 2017

Consultation on two new EU Directives - the application of a Single European Code and the Import of Tissues and Cells

The Department of Health is consulting on draft Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

Issue date:13 March 2017

Job Vacancy - Public Engagement Officer

We are looking to recruit a Public Engagement Officer who will take the lead on developing content for our website to ensure the HTA is providing up to date, accessible and clear information for the public.

Issue date:09 January 2017

HTA Announces Fees for 2017/18

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced annual licence fees for 2017/18.

Issue date:16 December 2016

Partnership to protect public health – MHRA and HTA sign agreement

Working in an increasingly innovative environment, regulatory authorities must balance their essential roles in protecting public health with making sure new, innovative treatments are made available to the UK healthcare sector at the earliest, safest opportunity.

Issue date:08 December 2016

Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learned

Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learned

Issue date:05 December 2016

National Pathology Week

This year, the Royal College of Pathologists’ National Pathology Week is taking place between 7-13 November, and will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate pathology and the important contributions pathologists and laboratory professionals make to healthcare.

Issue date:07 November 2016

Codes of Practice and Standards training – register your interest

The revised Codes of Practice and Standards are due to come into force in April 2017. To help you prepare for implementation, we will be holding webinars in early 2017, focusing on the major changes in the new Codes and Standards.

Issue date:27 October 2016

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