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 portal temporarily offline

The HTA Portal is temporarily offline due to maintenance and essential upgrade work but will be back up and running by Monday 20 November.

Issue date:17 November 2017

How to ensure our messages reach your inbox

It is important to us to be able to contact our licensed establishments by email. We have noticed that a number of those we are trying to reach are not reading important messages from HTA accounts.

Issue date:03 November 2017

Government announces consultation on organ donation opt-out system

In her closing conference speech on Wednesday 4 October, the Prime Minister announced the goverment's intention to launch a public consultation on increasing rates of organ donation.

Issue date:05 October 2017

Chikungunya Virus: guidance for organisations

Guidance for HTA-licensed organisations on the recent chikungunya virus outbreak in Italy

Issue date:27 September 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

Compliance Updates 2017

All establishments licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012 must review their licensing records and complete a compliance update.The information collected will be used to:

Issue date:26 July 2017

Bill Horne reappointed as Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority

Bill Horne, has been reappointed as the Welsh member of the Human Tissue Authority. Bill has been reappointed for a period of three years from 1 August 2017.

Issue date:26 June 2017

European Commission consultation regarding EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells

The European Commission is consulting on the EU legislation on blood, tissues and cells.

Issue date:21 June 2017

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