Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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Research Tissue Banks – new eLearning modules

We and the Health Research Authority (HRA) have worked together on the production of two new eLearning modules. This is the first time that the organisations have collaborated on the development of learning resources.

Issue date:28 October 2019

HTA postpones upcoming inspections in response to the current circumstances around COVID-19

We have taken a decision to postpone any scheduled inspections between now and the end of June, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases across the UK, and have contacted all establishments affected. 

Issue date:17 March 2020

Government confirms organ donation system change in England on 20 May

Today, the government has announced that the new law to implement a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation (also known as an ‘opt out’ system) will be introduced in England on 20 May 2020.  

Issue date:25 February 2020