Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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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.

European critical care foundation

On 6th March 2015 the European Critical Care Foundation (ECCF) in collaboration with Imperial College London held a meeting on the decline of autopsies and implications for the care of critically ill patients.

Issue date:06 March 2015

HTA launches new website

More and more people are accessing the information, advice and guidance that the HTA provides through our website.

Issue date:12 February 2015

HTA newsletter - February 2015

Stories include: HTA launches new website, Compliance updates DNA questions, New Mental Health Act code of practice, HTA in the news and sector specific updates.

Issue date:09 February 2015

Human T-lymphotropic virus testing

In 2012 the HTA successfully negotiated with the EU Commission an amendment to the wording of the testing requirements for human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV).

Issue date:29 January 2015

Coding and import of tissues and cells for human application

Coding and Import Directives for Tissues and Cells are being put into place in order to implement a single European coding system. This will verify equivalent standards of quality and safety for imported tissues and cells.

Issue date:29 January 2015

Compliance updates requested from establishments

To ensure that we have up-to-date licensing information and assurances of continued suitability to be licensed, we will be requesting compliance updates later this year, as we did in 2013.

Issue date:29 January 2015

Respond to Government consultation on releasing a dead body from hospital

On 13 January 2015, the Department of Health opened a consultation to seek views on the ‘release of a dead body from hospital’ good practice form. The Department of Health has developed this form to help hospitals have a more consistent, quality-controlled, and timely process to release bodies.

Issue date:14 January 2015

Human Tissue Authority announces fees for 2015/16

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has set fees for 2015/16 at a similar level to those in 2014/15. Overall, since 2010, there has been a reduction in HTA fees of 36%.

Issue date:24 November 2014

Joint work with UKAS - an update

The HTA has been working with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to reduce regulatory burden for post mortem sector establishments with UKAS accreditation of their mortuary and an HTA licence.

Issue date:24 November 2014

Have you banked umbilical cord blood or considering doing so?

Are you considering banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood? Considering giving it as a gift to expectant parents? Do you know how to go about it? Where to bank? Or have you already banked cord blood? Did you find it difficult to do?

Issue date:29 October 2014

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