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

Joint work with UKAS - an update

The HTA has been working with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to reduce regulatory burden for post mortem sector establishments with UKAS accreditation of their mortuary and an HTA licence.

Issue date:24 November 2014

Human Tissue Authority announces fees for 2015/16

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has set fees for 2015/16 at a similar level to those in 2014/15. Overall, since 2010, there has been a reduction in HTA fees of 36%.

Issue date:24 November 2014

Have you banked umbilical cord blood or considering doing so?

Are you considering banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood? Considering giving it as a gift to expectant parents? Do you know how to go about it? Where to bank? Or have you already banked cord blood? Did you find it difficult to do?

Issue date:29 October 2014

HTA announces four new Authority Members

Hossam Abdalla, Amanda Gibbon; Professor Andy Hall and Professor Anthony Warrens have been appointed for three year terms starting on 20 October 2014.

Issue date:14 October 2014

‘One stop shop’ for advice on regenerative medicine opening for business

The service will, for the first time, provide a single point of access to regulatory advice from the four regulatory bodies that work in the sector.

Issue date:13 October 2014

Ebola virus - donor deferral guidance

The Human Tissue Authority has issued guidance to its human application and organ donation and transplant sectors to mitigate risk of transmission of the Ebola virus.

Issue date:08 October 2014

HTA's Regulators' Code self-assessment

The HTA has published its self-assessment against the Better Regulation Delivery Office's  Regulato

Issue date:30 September 2014

Help shape the new Preparation Process Dossier (PPD) guidance

For establishments licensed to process tissue for human application, the HTA requires the authorisation of certain types of processing using a Preparation Process Dossier (PPD).

Issue date:09 September 2014

Freedom to speak up review

There are now 10 days left for NHS workers, employers and stakeholders to contribute to Sir Robert Francis QC’s review of how to create an open and safe reporting culture in the NHS.

Issue date:01 September 2014

'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