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We have developed tailored guidance for Independent Assessors (IAs), Accredited Assessors (AAs), Living Donor Coordinators (LDCs) and Stem cell coordinator/Specialist Nurses on COVID-19 related arrangements.
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From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.
In preparation for ODT establishments considering or planning, for transplantation services to resume, we have created this guidance. This is aimed at transplant centres considering using “clean sites” or alternative hospital premises to their base location in order to resume their transplant...
In the Research sector, we are aware that at present, accessing facilities to undertake routine checks and tasks may be difficult. We also know that small companies will be under pressure to continue their work, and may have to cease activities permanently.
Establishments in the Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) should continue to report all incidents that take place. These must continue to be reported to NHSBT within 24 hours of discovery whenever possible.
During this period, it is likely that Human Application establishments will have to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, whether as a result of staffing or supply chain issues.
In the current circumstances, accessing facilities to undertake routine tasks may be difficult. However, HTA-licensed establishments must make sure that they have arrangements in place to maintain the dignity of the deceased.
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...