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.

Inappropriate handling of fetal remains: HTA letter to Chief Medical Officer

Following reports of the inappropriate handing of fetal remains in hospitals in tonight's Channel 4 Dispatches, HTA Chair, Baroness Diana Warwick has written to Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer. Our response states that: 

Issue date:24 March 2014

Statement on Manor Hospital, Walsall: delay in disposal of fetal remains

The HTA has commented on an incident reported to us by Manor Park hospital, Walsall after discovering a delay in disposal of fetal remains. 

Issue date:18 March 2014

Case study: University and NHS Trust benefits from the joint HRA/NRES-HTA scheme for Research Tissue Banks

Professor Nalin Thakkar is Associate Vice-President of the University of Manchester, and Consultant Histopathologist at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT).

Issue date:11 March 2014

HTA comment on sale of organs

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has commented on newspaper reports of people in UK allegedly offering their organs for sal

Issue date:10 March 2014

HTA responds to blood, tissue and organ screening parliamentary inquiry

The HTA has responded to a House of Commons Science and Technology Commit

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

New Chair of HTA recruitment advert

The Secretary of State for Health is currently recruiting for a new Chair of the Human Tissue Authority.

Issue date:16 January 2014

HTA Chair to stand down

After four years as Chair of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), Baroness Diana Warwick is to step down. Achievements during her time at the HTA include:

Issue date:10 January 2014

Authority member blogs about our living organ donation work

Authority Member, Pamela Goldberg, has written about our work on living organ donation, and the responsibility for the emergency out-of-hours rota on

Issue date:10 January 2014

Freedom to speak up review

There are now 10 days left for NHS workers, employers and stakeholders to contribute to Sir Robert Francis QC’s review of how to create an open and safe reporting culture in the NHS.

Issue date:09 January 2014

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