Welcome to the HTA blog!
Our blog offers a space for new and unique perspectives on key issues relating to the HTA’s work and the sectors we regulate. It will allow us to:
- Share articles from HTA staff, Authority Members, and those directly affected by our regulation.
- Get closer and more interactive with those who have an interest in the HTA.
- Offer you a way to share your views with us.
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Our Chief Executive Allan Marriott-Smith takes a look back over the last decade of the HTA.
Sue Taylor, and Independent Assessor, explains how her role helps ensure living organ donors give informed consent to the procedure.
Our Authority Member, Stuart Dollow, shares a glimpse into the oversight our Board has for the wide range of work across the HTA’s operational sectors.
Mike Stephens, Consultant Transplant and Organ Retrieval Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales reflects on his experience in Wales’ move to an ‘opt-out’ system of organ donation and what lessons can be drawn from it.
Our Head of Communications Mat Silk explains how the little things can be so important when dealing with human tissue and remains.
Professor Andy Hall, a member of our board, explains what needs to be considered before setting up a biobank.
I generally cite this Powell and Pressburger / Archer Films classic (starring the wonderful David Niven) as my favourite film. But this isn’t a film review, so why mention it here? Let’s see.