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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:
An analysis of shortfalls and HTARIs in the PM sector for the year to 31 March 2018 has highlighted some key themes.
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...