Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Histopathology Working Group

The purpose of the Histopathology Working Group (HWG) is to consider issues facing post-mortem sector establishments to inform the continued development of HTA policy affecting the sector and its overlap with the research sector.

The group's four core functions are:

  • maintain strategic oversight of the sector
  • provide a forum for debate on sector-specific issues and inform implementation of resulting work streams
  • consider standards documents and other guidance on the investigation of death created by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) Death Investigation Group
  • to report back to the Authority on key issues as necessary.

Full terms of reference are available here (PDF).

Meeting minutes and papers: