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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...
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) welcomes NHS Blood and Transplant’s introduction of their 3-for-1 living donor transplant scheme, launched today on World Kidney Day.
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”.
More and more people are accessing the information, advice and guidance that the HTA provides through our website. In 2014 we invested in a newly designed website as part of our ongoing commitment to enhance the quality and accessibility and transparency of the information we provide.
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.
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.