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 Position on Matching Websites

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is today issuing a warning to members of the public to be careful when registering to become an organ donor with services other than the Organ Donor Register.

Issue date:07 August 2017

HTA Triennial Review Published

The HTA’s Triennial Review The HTA’s triennial review was conducted by the Cabinet Office to provide assurance to the Department of Health and the public that the HTA’s functions are still required and that we are operating efficiently.

Issue date:20 April 2017

HTA Statement on the Retention of Human Tissue by Police Forces in the North East

We are aware of a situation in the North East of England where a number of items of human tissue, retained for criminal justice and coronial purposes over the course of the last 20 years, have been kept for longer than was necessary.

Issue date:13 April 2017

HTA Response to the Court of Protection Judgment ‘In the matter of SW’

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) was surprised to be named as the respondent in the matter of SW earlier this year – there had been no contact or information from the applicants before the papers were served – on a matter relating to a bone marrow donation involving an individual who it was claim

Issue date:12 April 2017

HTA launches updated Codes of Practice and Standards

Today we have launched our updated Codes of Practice and Standards, which are available on our website here.  These provide practical guidance on human tissue legislation for prof

Issue date:03 April 2017

Job Vacancy - Public Engagement Officer

We are looking to recruit a Public Engagement Officer who will take the lead on developing content for our website to ensure the HTA is providing up to date, accessible and clear information for the public.

Issue date:09 January 2017

Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learned

Regulation of the Post Mortem Sector 2014 - 16: What we have learned

Issue date:05 December 2016

National Pathology Week

This year, the Royal College of Pathologists’ National Pathology Week is taking place between 7-13 November, and will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate pathology and the important contributions pathologists and laboratory professionals make to healthcare.

Issue date:07 November 2016

Job Vacancy - Living Donation Officer

We have a job vacancy for a Living Donation Officer. Salary: £26,290 - 33,960Job Type: Full Time, PermanentWorking Pattern: 36 hours per week

Issue date:24 October 2016

NHS Blood and Transplant announce 500 people have now donated a kidney to a stranger

A decade ago it first became possible for individuals in the UK to donate a kidney to someone they did not know, and had never met - this form of living donation is known as non-directed altruistic donation.

Issue date:21 September 2016

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