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This document aims to provide an overview of the Human Tissue Authority’s (HTA) role in the regulation of post-mortem examination. It also aims to provide leaders of services and board members with an overview of the key strategic issues facing mortuaries and of the potential consequences when...
This guide can be downloaded as a PDF, which includes the appendix covering references and recommended further reading.
Dying Matters Awareness Week is taking place from 13-19 May. This year, Dying Matters are reflecting on a question that challenges everyone on several levels - ‘Are We Ready?’
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.
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.
Information for regional resilience teams on licensing of emergency mortuaries