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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.
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 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:
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...
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.
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) regulates and licenses establishments in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland where post-mortem (PM) examinations take place and tissue may be removed and stored for a number of scheduled purposes as set out in the Human Tissue Act 2004.
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.