Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Ministers seeking to make up to five appointments to the HTA Board

Ministers are seeking to make up to five appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). As a Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) you will:

Issue date:07 September 2020

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The HTA publishes its revised Code of Practice F to reflect the introduction of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England

From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.  

Issue date:18 May 2020

HTA Public Authority meeting 2020 

Every year, the HTA holds a public Authority meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for members of the public to attend and ask our Authority Members (the HTA Board) and the HTA’s Senior Management Team questions about our work in person. 

Issue date:17 September 2020

Changes to the way we publish information on HTARIs and SAEARs

In line with the HTA’s commitment to increase transparency, we publish details about the volume and nature of incidents that are reported to us.

Issue date:30 June 2020

HTA compliance update submissions 2019

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:05 August 2019

Public dialogue on Consent to use human tissue and linked health data in health research: One year on

Last summer, the Health Research Authority (HRA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) - in partnership with the Department for Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Skills’ (BEIS) Sciencewise programme and Ipsos MORI -

Issue date:18 July 2019

HTA Business Plan and Strategy published

The HTA has published its annual Business Plan for 2017/18 and a refreshed version of our three-year Strategy.

Issue date:07 April 2017