Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Precious Cells International has entered liquidation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that Precious Cells International (PCI) entered liquidation on Friday 23 November. The Official Receiver has been appointed as the

Issue date:23 November 2018

HTA announces fees for 2016/17

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) announced that there will be no increase in the 2016/17 annual licence fee for organisations in the post mortem, research, public display, organ donation and transplantation and anatomy sectors.

Issue date:18 December 2015

HTA comments on new RCN pregnancy remains guidance

Commenting on the publication of Royal College of Nursing (RCN) guidance on managing the disposal of pregnancy remains, Caroline Browne, HTA’s Head of Regulation said: “We know that the loss or termination of a pregnancy, whatever the circumstances, needs to be handled sensitively by the healthca

Issue date:27 October 2015

'Body Donors' documentary on Channel 5

HTA welcomed the ‘sensitive and realistic accounts’ of body donation shown in the Channel 5 series ‘Body Donors’, broadcast at 9pm on the 29 Sep and 6 October 2015.

Issue date:07 October 2015

HTA launches Codes of Practice and Standards consultation

The HTA ran a consultation on the proposed changes to its Codes of Practice and Standards documentation.

Issue date:01 September 2015

Government announced triennial review of the HTA

The HTA welcomed the government’s announcement in 2015, that it would undertake a triennial review of the HTA. These reviews are cyclical and ensure that non-departmental public bodies, like the HTA, are still needed and that they are effective and work well. 

Issue date:20 July 2015

HTA reflects on its first ten years in new publication

The HTA has launched a new publication looking back at its first ten years as an organisation following its establishment in April 2005.

Issue date:16 July 2015

HTA and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service sign Memorandum of Understanding

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) have signed a joint working agreement, which aims to ensure better regulation by further improving efficiencies and reducing burden.

Issue date:11 June 2015

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 Government's regenerative medicine report

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) welcomes the publication of the report from the Regenerative Medicine Expert Group, “Building on our own potential: a UK pathway for regener

Issue date:24 March 2015

HTA welcomes NHSBT 3-for-1 living donor transplant scheme

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) welcomes NHS Blood and Transplant’s introduction of their 3-for-1 living donor transplant scheme, launched today on World Kidney Day.

Issue date:12 March 2015

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