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

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 reports of inappropriate handling of fetal remains

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

Issue date:24 March 2014

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