Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the HTA, find out about events that we are running and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Use the filter options on the right hand side in order to find news articles by date, tags or audience. Older news stories can be found on previous versions of this site, held on the national archives.

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the HTA, find out about events that we are running and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Use the filter options on the right hand side in order to find news articles by date, tags or audience. Older news stories can be found on previous versions of this site, held on the national archives.

HTA launches Codes of Practice and Standards consultation

The HTA ran a consultation on the proposed changes to its Codes of Practice and Standards documentation.

Issue date:01 September 2015

HTA and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service sign Memorandum of Understanding

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) have signed a joint working agreement, which aims to ensure better regulation by further improving efficiencies and reducing burden.

Issue date:11 June 2015

HTA publishes guidance on the sensitive handling of pregnancy remains

Today the HTA published guidance aimed at professionals who work with women who have experienced a pregnancy loss or termination.

Issue date:25 March 2015

HTA responds to Government's regenerative medicine report

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) welcomes the publication of the report from the Regenerative Medicine Expert Group, “Building on our own potential: a UK pathway for regener

Issue date:24 March 2015

Coding and import of tissues and cells for human application

Coding and Import Directives for Tissues and Cells are being put into place in order to implement a single European coding system. This will verify equivalent standards of quality and safety for imported tissues and cells.

Issue date:29 January 2015

One year on: HTA addresses all McCracken recommendations

In 2013 Justin McCracken was commissioned by the Government to review the work of the HTA and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Issue date:13 August 2014

Living organ donations continue to rise

The number of living people donating organs has risen again this year, according to the HTA, the watchdog that assesses all living organ donation cases in the UK.

Issue date:06 May 2014

HTA responds to reports of inappropriate handling of fetal remains

Dr Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the Human Tissue Authority said:

Issue date:24 March 2014

HTA responds to blood, tissue and organ screening parliamentary inquiry

The HTA responded to a House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Issue date:30 January 2014

Ensuring smooth brain and spinal cord donation

The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.

Issue date:20 January 2014

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