Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

How to make changes to your licence

How to make changes to your contact details

It is important that the HTA is able to contact the Designated Individual (DI) and Licence Holder (LH). If your contact details change please let us know. You can email any changes to licensing.enquiries@hta.gov.uk
 

How to make an application for a licence variation

Applications can be made to vary a licence by either the DI or the LH, with the exception of a Change of Designated Individual (which needs to be completed by proposed Designated Individual and submitted by the Licence Holder / Licence Holder contact). The HTA can also vary a licence by issuing a notice of proposal to the LH and the DI.  All applications to vary a licence are subject to evaluation.

Establishments that are licensed under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 (Q&S Regulations) should make an application for a variation using the forms under the Q&S Regulations.  All other establishments should make an application using the forms under the Human Tissue Act (the Act).

The following changes to a licence constitute the most common licence variations:
 

Change of Designated Individual

If you need to replace the DI due to a change of circumstances (for example change of staff,  ill health or long term suspension from duties) the proposed Designated Individual will need to download and complete one of the forms below. This form must be submitted by the Licence Holder / Licence Holder contact.

Application to vary a licence to replace the DI under the Act

Application to vary a licence to replace the DI under the Q&S Regulations
 

Change of Licence Holder

If you need to replace the Licence Holder due to a change of circumstances (for example change of staff, ill health or long term suspension from duties) you will need to download and complete one of the forms below.

Application to vary a licence to replace the Licence Holder under the Act

Application to vary a licence to replace the Licence Holder under the Q&S Regulations
 

Change of Corporate Licence Holder

If due to change of circumstances you need to replace the Corporate Licence Holder with another corporate body or replace an individual Licence Holder with a Corporate Licence Holder, you will need to download and complete one of the forms below.

N.B. If you need to replace the named contact on behalf of the Corporate Licence Holder you will need to notify the Regulation Department in writing either by email or mail.

Application to vary a licence to replace the Corporate Licence Holder under the Act

Application to vary a licence to replace the Corporate Licence Holder under the Q&S Regulations
 

Change of Corporate Licence Holder contact

If due to change of circumstances - such as change of staff, retirement, ill health or long term suspecnsion from duties - you may need to replace the Corporate Licence Holder contact. You will need to download and complete one of the forms below.

Application to vary a licence to replace the Corporate Licence Holder contact under the Act

Application to vary a licence to replace the Corporate Licence Holder contact under the Q&S Regulations

Application to vary a licence to replace the Corporate Licence Holder contact under the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations
 

Adding or varying import activities in the Human application sector

This application form can be used by establishments that already hold a licence in the Human Application sector wishing to add the licensable activity of import, or to update their existing import licence.

Application to add or update import as an activity to an existing Human Application licence

Supporting application forms  

Spreadsheet to accompany all import licence applications

Equivalency Assessment Tool for One-Off Imports  

Changes to licensing arrangements

Should you need to change your licensing arrangements, such as adding a licensable activity to your licence, please contact HTA as soon as possible (email: licensing.enquiries@hta.gov.uk, tel: 020 7269 1900) as a new licence application may be required.

Changes to licensed premises

If you would like to make any substantial changes to licensed premises (for example an extension to the premises) or will be operating out of new or refurbished premises, you will need to download and complete one of the forms below.

If you would like to make changes to licensed premises in the human application sector, please contact HTA as soon as possible (email: licensing.enquiries@hta.gov.uk, tel: 020 7269 1900) as a new licence application may be required.

Licence revocation

Should you wish to revoke your licence, you will need to download and complete one of the forms below.

Termination of Licensable Activities - Closure pro-forma for establishments licensed in the HA sector (NHS or private hospitals)

Termination of Licensable Activities - Closure pro-forma for establishments licensed in the HA sector (commercial establishments that are not private hospitals)

Termination of Licensable Activities - Closure pro-forma for establishments licensed under Schedule 3 of the Human Tissue Act 2004

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Last updated on: 9 Jul 2019