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Medical school staff are sometimes faced with the challenge of deciding whether the consent given by potential donors, often many years before their death, is valid if it contains colloquial terminology and not the specific terms stated in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (the HT Act).
Consent underpins the Human Tissue Act (2004) (HT Act). This section explains the consent exemptions from the Act.
This position statement outlines guidance provided on consent for post-mortem examination and tissue retention.
The GMC provides guidance setting out good practice principles for doctors involved in research.
Since the implementation of the updated Codes of Practice and licensing standards in April 2017, there has been an increase in the amount and severity of shortfalls identified during routine site visit inspections, p
The following guidance has been produced to bring clarity to the issues surrounding consent under the Human Tissue Act 2004 for research relating to transplantation where donors are deceased. It applies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is not affected by the Human Transplantation (...
This guide can be downloaded as a PDF, which includes the appendix covering references and recommended further reading.
This policy sets out the legal requirements of the HT Act with regard to consent for post-mortem examination, tissue retention and storage of tissue from the deceased.