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.

HTA announces four new Authority Members

Hossam Abdalla, Amanda Gibbon; Professor Andy Hall and Professor Anthony Warrens have been appointed for three year terms starting on 20 October 2014.

Issue date:14 October 2014

‘One stop shop’ for advice on regenerative medicine opening for business

The service will, for the first time, provide a single point of access to regulatory advice from the four regulatory bodies that work in the sector.

Issue date:13 October 2014

Ebola virus - donor deferral guidance

The Human Tissue Authority has issued guidance to its human application and organ donation and transplant sectors to mitigate risk of transmission of the Ebola virus.

Issue date:08 October 2014

HTA's Regulators' Code self-assessment

The HTA has published its self-assessment against the Better Regulation Delivery Office's  Regulato

Issue date:30 September 2014

Help shape the new Preparation Process Dossier (PPD) guidance

For establishments licensed to process tissue for human application, the HTA requires the authorisation of certain types of processing using a Preparation Process Dossier (PPD).

Issue date:09 September 2014

Freedom to speak up review

There are now 10 days left for NHS workers, employers and stakeholders to contribute to Sir Robert Francis QC’s review of how to create an open and safe reporting culture in the NHS.

Issue date:01 September 2014

'Amazing people who do good things' HTA Board Member blog

Pamela Goldberg, who is shortly stepping down from her position as an Non-Executive Member of the Human Tissue Authority, blogs about her time serving on the HTA Board.

Issue date:27 August 2014

One year on: HTA addresses all McCracken recommendations

In 2013 Justin McCracken was commissioned by the Government to review the work of the HTA and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

Issue date:13 August 2014

Human Tissue Authority's role in living organ donation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) assesses all proposed transplants from living organ donors in the UK. If you are considering becoming a a donor, we have plenty of information to help you find out more. 

Issue date:08 August 2014

Input into the HTA's strategic plan

Each year, the Authority undertakes a strategic review in order to develop a Strategic Plan for the coming three years.

Issue date:28 July 2014

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