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Today the Department of Health have launched their public consultation on changing to an ‘opt-out’ system of organ donation, to improve organ donation rates in England.
Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced licence fee levels for the 2018/19 business year. The new licence fees come into effect from April 2018 and will be calculated on the same basis as 2017/18.
Today the HTA published guidance aimed at professionals who work with women who have experienced a pregnancy loss or termination.
Dr Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the Human Tissue Authority said:
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:
The HTA has commented on an incident reported to us by Manor Park hospital, Walsall after discovering a delay in disposal of fetal remains.