Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

News

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Featured news

The HTA is consulting on new guidance for organ and tissue donation professionals in England

The Human Tissue Authority is now consulting on a revised Code of Practice for organ and tissue donation and transplant professionals on the new Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019.

Issue date:04 July 2019

HTA welcomes two new Authority Members

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.

Issue date:04 September 2019

Organ Donation Week 2019 – Pass It On

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.

Issue date:02 September 2019

HTA Member Penney Lewis Appointed as a Commissioner at the Law Commission

Congratulation to HTA Member Penney Lewis following the Secretary of State for Justice's announcement of her appointment as Law Commissioner for Criminal Law.

Issue date:28 August 2019

HTA compliance update submissions 2019

All establishments licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012 must review their licensing records and complete a compliance update. The information collected will be used to:

Issue date:05 August 2019

Public dialogue on Consent to use human tissue and linked health data in health research: One year on

Last summer, the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) - in partnership with the Department for Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Skills’ (BEIS) Sciencewise programme and Ipsos MORI -

Issue date:18 July 2019

The HTA blog has launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the HTA blog!We have created the blog to offer a space for new and unique perspectives on key issues relating to our work and the sectors we regulate.The new blog will allow us to:

Issue date:30 May 2019

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Are We Ready?

Dying Matters Awareness Week is taking place from 13-19 May. This year, Dying Matters are reflecting on a question that challenges everyone on several levels - ‘Are We Ready?’

Issue date:13 May 2019

Ministers are seeking to make two appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority

The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking to make two appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority.

Issue date:02 May 2019

New campaign in England to raise awareness of organ donation law change, the options and how to register a decision

NHS Blood and Transplant today launches the year-long national campaign, ‘Pass it on’, to increase awareness and understanding of the new organ donation law, which comes into place next year, across England.

Issue date:25 April 2019

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

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