Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

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HTA announcement on inspections and regulatory assessments

Following on from our announcement earlier this year on the postponement of our inspection activity, we can now confirm that there will be no scheduled site visit inspections this business year. 

Issue date:12 October 2020

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Ministers seeking to make up to five appointments to the HTA Board

Ministers are seeking to make up to five appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA). As a Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) you will:

Issue date:07 September 2020

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The HTA publishes its revised Code of Practice F to reflect the introduction of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England

From today, the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 introduces a system of deemed consent for organ and tissue donation in England.  

Issue date:18 May 2020

Letter to the health and care sector: preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has written to all NHS organisations, GPs, community pharmacies and other service providers. The letter sets out what the health and care system needs to consider in the period leading up to March 2019, including:

Issue date:24 December 2018

Precious Cells International has entered liquidation

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that Precious Cells International (PCI) entered liquidation on Friday 23 November. The Official Receiver has been appointed as the

Issue date:23 November 2018

Organ Donation Week – ‘Words Save Lives’

Organ Donation Week took place between Monday 3 September to Sunday 9 September.

Issue date:03 September 2018

Government's publication of a technical notice for organs, tissues and cells

The Government has today published a Technical Notice providing information on how tissues, cells and organs for transplantation can continue to pass between EU Member States and the UK following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the event of a no-deal. 

Issue date:23 August 2018

Public Authority meeting 2018

This year, the HTA will be holding its public Authority meeting on Thursday 19 July at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria.

Issue date:19 July 2018

Annual Review 2017/18 published

The HTA has launched their annual review publication for 2017/18. The publication gives an overview of the variety of work the HTA has carried out over the last year.

Issue date:16 July 2018

Precious Cells and Pharmacells to enter into administration

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has been made aware that two HTA-licensed establishments are to enter administration.  These two services are Precious Cells International Ltd and

Issue date:29 March 2018

Nicola Blackwood appointed as Chair of the Human Tissue Authority

We are delighted to announce that Nicola Blackwood, the former MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Under Secretary of State for Health, and Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee,

Issue date:21 March 2018

Annual activity collection for 2017 data is now open for submissions

All establishments licensed for patient treatment under the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations 2007 must submit data relating to the activities they undertook and the tissue types they worked with in 2017.

Issue date:04 January 2018