Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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HTA announces licence fees for 2018/19

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced licence fee levels for the 2018/19 business year. The new licence fees come into effect from April 2018 and will be calculated on the same basis as 2017/18.

Issue date:11 December 2017

Precious Cells and Pharmacells to enter into administration

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has been made aware that two HTA-licensed establishments are to enter administration.  These two services are Precious Cells International Ltd and

Issue date:29 March 2018

Nicola Blackwood appointed as Chair of the Human Tissue Authority

We are delighted to announce that Nicola Blackwood, the former MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Under Secretary of State for Health, and Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee,

Issue date:21 March 2018

Coding and import Directives: import licence applications now open

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is now accepting applications from establishments in the human application (HA) sector that import tissues and cells.

Issue date:31 January 2018

Annual activity collection for 2017 data is now open for submissions

All establishments licensed for patient treatment under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 must submit data relating to the activities they undertook and the tissue types they worked with in 2017.

Issue date:04 January 2018

Ministers looking to appoint a Chair to the Human Tissue Authority (HTA)

The Department of Health is currently recruiting for a new Chair of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). The news comes after current Chair, Sharmila Nebhrajani's decision to stand down.

Issue date:15 December 2017

Government’s response to the consultation on Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Today the Department of Health (DH) has published the Government’s response to the consultation on Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Appli

Issue date:14 December 2017

Government’s consultation on organ donation opt-out system in England now open

Today the Department of Health have launched their public consultation on changing to an ‘opt-out’ system of organ donation, to improve organ donation rates in England.

Issue date:11 December 2017

How to ensure our messages reach your inbox

It is important to us to be able to contact our licensed establishments by email. We have noticed that a number of those we are trying to reach are not reading important messages from HTA accounts.

Issue date:03 November 2017

See our latest inspection reports

The HTA has made it easier for you to see our latest inspection reports.

Issue date:17 October 2017

Public guides to the Codes of Practice published today

The first public guides to the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA) Codes of Practice have been published today.

Issue date:05 October 2017

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