Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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HTA announces licence fees for 2018/19

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.

Issue date:11 December 2017

HTA Announces Fees for 2017/18

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has announced annual licence fees for 2017/18.

Issue date:16 December 2016

Partnership to protect public health – MHRA and HTA sign agreement

Working in an increasingly innovative environment, regulatory authorities must balance their essential roles in protecting public health with making sure new, innovative treatments are made available to the UK healthcare sector at the earliest, safest opportunity.

Issue date:08 December 2016

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

New EU Coding Platform now available

The European Commission has launched  the web-based 

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

BBC Three have aired a televised post mortem, September 2017

Obesity: The Post Mortem - BBC 3 Documentary Featuring a Post Mortem Examination Aired date: Tuesday 13 September

Issue date:13 September 2016

Planning for winter pressures

The House of Commons Health Select Committee ran an inquiry into planning for winter p

Issue date:13 September 2016

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