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[Overheard conversation in the lab]
“Do you put them all in the same container?”
“Yes, all samples go in the same container”
“Why don’t you use separate containers for each individual’s samples?”
“We just use one to send them all up”
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?’
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
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...
These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.
We are aware of a situation in the North East of England where a number of items of human tissue, retained for criminal justice and coronial purposes over the course of the last 20 years, have been kept for longer than was necessary.