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