Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs


March 2017: Department of Health consults on the Coding and Import regulations for human tissue and cells

Department of Health's consultation on the draft regulations opens for a 4-week period from 10 March to 7 April 2017.  The HTA has prepared draft guidance for establishments working in the HA sector, which should be read alongside the DH consultation document.. The consultation will contain a question asking for feedback on our guidance. 

February 2016: timing update

In December 2015, we said that the Department of Health was aiming to consult on the draft Regulations from February 2016.  Unfortunately this has been delayed, but we will keep you updated on timeframes and still expect to be able to consult early this year.  We are working closely with the Department to ensure that we can provide draft guidance in sufficient time to allow you to prepare for implementation.

December 2015: HTA Guidance on the Import and Coding Directives

We are currently working with the Department of Health to transpose the coding and import Directives into UK legislation. We expect to have the draft Regulations available for consultation from February 2016.

June 2015: EU Coding and Import Directive workshop for the human application sector 

To explore the impact of the new Directives, the HTA held a workshop on 9 June, to which a representative group of licensed establishments from across the HA sector were invited. The Department of Health (DH) also attended and gave an overview of the legal framework for the new Directives, including the process of transposition into UK law. You can read a summary of the workshop here.

Last updated on: 13 Mar 2017