Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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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

HTA Triennial Review Published

The HTA’s Triennial Review The HTA’s triennial review was conducted by the Cabinet Office to provide assurance to the Department of Health and the public that the HTA’s functions are still required and that we are operating efficiently.

Issue date:20 April 2017

HTA Statement on the Retention of Human Tissue by Police Forces in the North East

We are aware of a situation in the North East of England where a number of items of human tissue, retained for criminal justice and coronial purposes over the course of the last 20 years, have been kept for longer than was necessary.

Issue date:13 April 2017

HTA Response to the Court of Protection Judgment ‘In the matter of SW’

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) was surprised to be named as the respondent in the matter of SW earlier this year – there had been no contact or information from the applicants before the papers were served – on a matter relating to a bone marrow donation involving an individual who it was claim

Issue date:12 April 2017

HTA Business Plan and Strategy published

The HTA has published its annual Business Plan for 2017/18 and a refreshed version of our three-year Strategy.

Issue date:07 April 2017

HTA launches updated Codes of Practice and Standards

Today we have launched our updated Codes of Practice and Standards, which are available on our website here.  These provide practical guidance on human tissue legislation for prof

Issue date:03 April 2017

NEW - Codes and Standards Webinar Recordings

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

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