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Air date: Tuesday 13 September
Winter can be an especially challenging time of year for health services. For mortuaries, higher numbers of deaths can pose problems if adequate numbers of refrigerated storage spaces are unavailable.
For information about temporary body storage in the event of a pandemic outbreak resulting in mass fatalities please go to guidance on temporary body storage arrangements in a pandemic situation
This brief guide provides information about post mortem examinations which do not require the body to be opened. These use the same types of imaging equipment used to examine the living, for example patients with cancer, referred to as cross-sectional imaging. Please click on the link below to...
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) have signed a joint working agreement, which aims to ensure better regulation by further improving efficiencies and reducing burden.
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.
These guides set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.