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Since 2010, HTA-licensed establishments in the post mortem sector have been required to notify the HTA of any reportable incidents, including near misses, within five working days of the incident being discovered. Establishments must not wait until any internal review or investigation is...
The analysis of inspection findings under the revised standards is based on the 59 site visit inspections in the PM sector in the year to 31 March 2018. Each of these inspections were undertaken at different establishments.
The Governance and Quality standards cover a number of key areas concerning the effective management of a licence and the activities covered by the licence. 206 shortfalls were identified in this category out of 59 inspections. These were predominantly under:
The Premises, Facilities and Equipment standards include storage arrangements for bodies and maintenance of the premises and equipment to ensure dignity of the deceased is maintained. 164 shortfalls out of 59 inspections were identified.
This publication has reviewed and analysed data collected from licensed establishments through the biennial compliance submissions, incident reports and inspections during the year to 31 March 2018, the first year following the introduction of the new HTA standards for the PM sector.
Figure 2. The number of establishments that either loan material or do not loan material
We found that there is a range of ‘relevant material’ being stored and used across Anatomy establishments (Figure 5). The most common specimens are:
Consent underpins the Human Tissue Act (2004) (HT Act). This section explains the consent exemptions from the Act.