Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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See our latest inspection reports

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

Issue date:17 October 2017

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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

HTA portal temporarily offline

The HTA Portal is temporarily offline due to maintenance and essential upgrade work but will be back up and running by Monday 20 November.

Issue date:17 November 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

Chikungunya Virus: guidance for organisations

Guidance for HTA-licensed organisations on the recent chikungunya virus outbreak in Italy

Issue date:27 September 2017

Compliance Updates 2017

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:26 July 2017

European Commission consultation regarding EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells

The European Commission is consulting on the EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells.

Issue date:21 June 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

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

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