Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs


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Featured news

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

The HTA launches new beta website this week

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is launching the beta (draft) version of our new website on Thursday and we want your feedback.  

Issue date:08 June 2021

HTA Chief Executive, Allan Marriott-Smith, to stand down

The Human Tissue Authority has announced that its Chief Executive, Allan Marriott-Smith, will be stepping down at the end of 2021 after

Issue date:27 May 2021

Review of Code of Practice D for Public Display

The HTA is undertaking a review of the HTA’s Code of Practice D for Public Display with a view to aligning the expectations of consent for imported material for public display with that of material originating in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Issue date:22 March 2021

Human Tissue Authority Welsh Member appointment

The Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales has appointed Ellen Donovan as the new Welsh Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

Issue date:18 March 2021

Information about CryoSave AG

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is aware that CryoSave AG is now Cellsave a CSG-BIO company. Clients of CryoSave can contact CSG-BIO directly for further advice.   

Issue date:09 February 2021

New HTA office location

Last week we completed our office move from Buckingham Palace Road to a brand-new office space in Stratford, East London.

Issue date:18 January 2021

HTA welcomes two new Board Members

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Board Members, Deborah Bowman and Jan Williams OBE.

Issue date:04 January 2021

HTA announces licence fees for 2021/22

Today the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has published licence fee levels for the 2021/22 business year.We have not made any changes to licence fees for 2021/22 and we have replicated the same fees structure as last year. We have done this:

Issue date:21 December 2020

The HTA publishes its Strategy 2020-23 and annual Business Plan for 2020/21

The HTA has published its three-year Strategy 2020-23 and annual Business Plan for 2020/21. The Strategy sets out a longer-term view of organisational priorities and activities that will support the ongoing delivery and development of effective regulation.

Issue date:13 November 2020

HTA Portal unavailable

The HTA Portal is temporarily offline due to maintenance and essential upgrade work, but will be back up and running by Monday 2 November. You will NOT be able to submit incident reports as usual until the Portal is back online.

Issue date:30 October 2020