Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

News

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news from the HTA, find out about events that we are running and subscribe to our e-newsletter. Use the filter options on the right hand side in order to find news articles by date, tags or audience. Older news stories can be found on previous versions of this site, held on the national archives.

'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 publishes ‘Your Guide to Consent and Organ Donation’ as part of National Transplant Week 7-13 September

As part of National Transplant Week, the HTA has published a guide to consent and organ donation, which has been developed in collaboration with

Issue date:11 September 2015

HTA launches Codes of Practice and Standards consultation

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

Issue date:01 September 2015

Registration for the HTA’s Codes of Practice workshops now open

As part of the HTA’s consultation on their updated Codes of Practice, which opens on 1 September 2015, the HTA has organised workshops across the UK.

Issue date:30 July 2015

Government announces triennial review of the HTA

The HTA has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will 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 launches revamped online portal

Today the HTA launched its redesigned online portal.

Issue date:30 June 2015

HTA appoints new Chief Executive

Allan Marriott-Smith has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). Allan will take up leadership of the regulator for tissue and organs on 6 July. Allan was previously the HTA’s Director for Strategy and Quality.

Issue date:15 June 2015

June HTA e-newsletter published

Read the HTA's June e-newsletter here.

Issue date:11 June 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

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