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Winter can be an especially challenging time of year for health services. For mortuaries, higher numbers of deaths can pose problems if adequate numbers of refrigerated storage spaces are unavailable.
This document is designed to provide you with information about the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) inspection process, so that you and your staff can prepare for an HTA inspection.
The HTA held three events for the post mortem sector during March. Over 150 delegates from 70 establishments attended. They included pathologists, APTs, bereavement midwives, police officers and biomedical scientists.
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.
EU Directives are being put in place for the coding and import of tissues and cells for human application (HA). These will be transposed into UK law during 2016 and the process of writing the UK Regulations is underway.Copies of these Directives and an overview from the Department of Health (DH...
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) welcomes the publication of the report from the Regenerative Medicine Expert Group, “Building on our own potential: a UK pathway for regenerative medicine”.
Establishments that conduct human tissue research under recognised research ethics committee approvals are exempt from being licensed for the storage of relevant material for research under the HT Act 2004.
Today the HTA published guidance aimed at professionals who work with women who have experienced a pregnancy loss or termination. The guidance sets out what is expected and how women should be involved in decision making about the sensitive handling of pregnancy remains.
On the 25 March 2015 the HTA published guidance aimed at professionals who work with women who have experienced a pregnancy loss or termination. The guidance sets out what is expected and how women should be involved in decision making about the sensitive handling of pregnancy remains.