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The HTA was asked about the audit of post mortem licensed establishments and for specific details about establishments in Worcestershire.
The HTA was asked about the number of HTARIs (formerly SUIs) which occurred in NHS establishments in England and Wales during 2013. A brief description of these incidents was also requested.
Some schools and colleges store human material for use in teaching. Such specimens could include cells on a microscope slide, specimens preserved in formalin, skulls, and partial or complete skeletons.
Under the Human Tissue Act 2004 (‘the HT Act’), human material which contains cells is...
The HTA has produced a model consent form for professionals seeking consent for an adult or child's post mortem. There is also guidance for the families of the deceased.
The HTA's Histopathology Working Group highlighted the need for guidance to licensed mortuaries on how to formalise agreements with funeral directors. The HTA selected an agreement between Bristol City Council and a contractor as an example of best practice in drafting such an agreement.
The HTA has updated its protocol to ensure the provision of forensic pathology services in the event of regulatory action taken in England and Wales.
A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide. Pandemics can cause high levels of mortality.
This document describes the HTA’s policy on the management and traceability of tissue samples retained by independent pathologists when undertaking post mortem examinations (PME) at HTA-licensed premises where they are not employed.
The aims of this policy are:
Download these standards as a printable PDF.
This position statement outlines guidance provided on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention.