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When a woman has decided her pregnancy remains are to be returned to her to make her own arrangements but fails to arrange to collect them, the establishment should have a policy in place to manage this.
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, have developed model consent forms, information and guidance for health professionals seeking consent for post mortems on babies who have died before, during or shortly after birth.
Issued 13 June 2008
The HTA has published guidance for hospital and mortuary staff on brain and spinal cord donation.
When someone dies it can be a distressing and confusing time for family members. In some circumstances, a post-mortem examination may be required or requested. This is an examination of a body after death and during this examination; organs and tissue samples may need to be removed for...
The HTA’s revised Codes of Practice and licensing Standards for sectors regulated under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act) came into force on 3 April 2017.
The revised standards are grouped under four headings: