Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs


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See our latest inspection reports

The HTA has made it easier for you to see our latest inspection reports.

Issue date:17 October 2017

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Public guides to the Codes of Practice published today

The first public guides to the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA) Codes of Practice have been published today.

Issue date:05 October 2017

Help to shape the HTA’s licence fees structure

From 25 July to 30 September 2016 the HTA is asking for our stakeholder’s views on proposed changes to the licence fees structure.

Issue date:25 July 2016

HTLV-1 policy

This policy has been developed by the HTA in order to provide clarification and to assure consistency in the way licensed establishments apply the mandatory testing requirements for HTLV-1 testing.

Issue date:25 July 2016

The HTA welcomes five new Authority members

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is pleased to announce that five new Board Members have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Health.

Issue date:24 March 2016

HTA appoints new Chief Executive

Allan Marriott-Smith has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). Allan will take up leadership of the regulator for tissue and organs on 6 July. Allan was previously the HTA’s Director for Strategy and Quality.

Issue date:15 June 2015

'Amazing people who do good things' HTA Board Member blog

Pamela Goldberg, who is shortly stepping down from her position as an Non-Executive Member of the Human Tissue Authority, blogs about her time serving on the HTA Board.

Issue date:27 August 2014

New members of Human Tissue Authority wanted

The HTA is looking for four new board members.

Issue date:23 May 2014

Become the Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority

The Welsh Government is recruiting for a Welsh member of the HTA. 

Issue date:14 May 2014

HTA Chair awarded OBE in birthday honours

The Human Tissue Authority is delighted to announce that its Chair, Sharmila Nebhrajani, has been awarded an OBE in today's birthday honours.

Issue date:06 May 2014