To ensure that we have up-to-date licensing information and assurances of continued suitability to be licensed, we will be requesting compliance updates later this year, as we did in 2013. This year we will be requesting updates from organisations licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and from organisations licensed under the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012.
We will be issuing Directions (which will require staff to review their licensing records and complete a return), and full instructions on the format, completion and submission of information, to our key contacts in the summer. We plan to begin collecting the compliance updates in July for the Organ Donation and Transplantation sector and September for those licensed under the HT Act 2004. The information will be used to maintain our regulatory oversight of these sectors, guide our regulatory approach and inform our risk profiling and the scheduling of site-visits.