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The Traceability standards cover the systems and records for the traceability of bodies and tissue and disposal. Out of 59 inspections 66 shortfalls were identified under this standard, 28 of these were under standard T1(c) in relation to the requirement for three identifiers to be used....
Analysis of the data we have collected has identified key themes and areas for improvement that the HTA will use to inform the sector through additional advice and guidance, some of which has been included in this document.
Every two years establishments licensed by the HTA in certain sectors are required to submit compliance data. Collection of this information contributes to our oversight of a sector, guides our regulatory approach, informs the scheduling of site visit inspections and supports our system of...
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.
Consent underpins the Human Tissue Act (2004) (HT Act). This section explains the consent exemptions from the Act.
Issued 13 June 2008