Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Public Authority meeting 2019

This year, the HTA will be holding its public Authority meeting on Thursday 9 May (in the morning) at etc.venues in Victoria.

Issue date:09 May 2019

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EU exit: Updated guidance for 'no deal' preparations

Two statutory instruments for organs, tissues and cells were approved on 7 February 2019 as part of preparations for a “no deal” EU exit:

Issue date:26 February 2019

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Precious Cells International has entered liquidation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that Precious Cells International (PCI) entered liquidation on Friday 23 November. The Official Receiver has been appointed as the

Issue date:23 November 2018

World Kidney Day and Living Organ Donation

From Monday 11 March to Sunday 17 March

Issue date:11 March 2019

Preparation for EU Exit

The Department of Health and Social Care has published guidance on EU Exit Operational Readiness on actions the health and care system in England should

Issue date:23 January 2019

HTA announces licence fees for 2019/20

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has published licence fee levels for the 2019/20 business year. The new licence fees come into effect from April 2019, with an increase of 2.7% (the CPI rate in August 2018) to the previous year’s fees across all sectors.

Issue date:07 December 2018

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 the morning of Monday 24 September.

Issue date:21 September 2018

Organ Donation Week – ‘Words Save Lives’

Organ Donation Week took place between Monday 3 September to Sunday 9 September.

Issue date:03 September 2018

Government's publication of a technical notice for organs, tissues and cells

The Government has today published a Technical Notice providing information on how tissues, cells and organs for transplantation can continue to pass between EU Member States and the UK following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the event of a no-deal. 

Issue date:23 August 2018

Public Authority meeting 2018

This year, the HTA will be holding its public Authority meeting on Thursday 19 July at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria.

Issue date:19 July 2018

Annual Review 2017/18 published

The HTA has launched their annual review publication for 2017/18. The publication gives an overview of the variety of work the HTA has carried out over the last year.

Issue date:16 July 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

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

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