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The HTA can issue a licence for emergency mortuary facilities that:
We have taken a decision to temporarily suspend all scheduled site visit inspections due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases across the UK.
Establishments still have a duty to uphold our licensing standards and in order to maintain our regulatory oversight, the HTA will be...
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting establishments with unprecedented challenges and we recognise the current pressures they are facing.
During this emergency period, it is likely that Designated Individuals (DIs) will have to adapt quickly to changing circumstances or...
As part of our response to the coronavirus outbreak, we have produced guidance and key information to support professionals working at HTA licensed establishments.
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.
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.
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....
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:
An analysis of shortfalls and HTARIs in the PM sector for the year to 31 March 2018 has highlighted some key themes.