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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”.
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.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) have signed a joint working agreement, which aims to ensure better regulation by further improving efficiencies and reducing burden.
The HTA has launched a new publication looking back at its first ten years as an organisation following its establishment in April 2005.
HTA welcomed the ‘sensitive and realistic accounts’ of body donation shown in the Channel 5 series ‘Body Donors’, broadcast at 9pm on the 29 Sep and 6 October 2015.
Commenting on the publication of Royal College of Nursing (RCN) guidance on managing the disposal of pregnancy remains, Caroline Browne, HTA’s Head of Regulation said: “We know that the loss or termination of a pregnancy, whatever the circumstances, needs to be handled sensitively by the...