Public display

Innovation in regulation – the start of a critical conversation

Submitted by Maria on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:48

Earlier this year the Minister for Innovation laid out a challenge to health regulators, the Professional Standards Authority, NICE and NHSX during an unprecedented roundtable. If the post-Brexit ambition, as outlined in the government’s Life Sciences Vision, is to provide a world-class regulatory environment that benefits patients and the public while also promoting jobs, growth, and investment, how do we collectively map out the principles and practices needed to achieve these goals? There was a high degree of commi

Guidance on public display and imported material

A key principle of the Human Tissue Act (HT Act) is that all human bodies, body parts and tissue should be treated with appropriate respect and dignity. It is important that checks and procedures are put into place to ensure that appropriate consent is obtained for the public display of human material. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the law requires that the person whose body or body parts will be displayed after death must have given their consent in writing and for it to have been witnessed and attested.

Guidance for transplant teams and Independent Assessors

Clinicians and transplant teams are responsible for the overall care of donors and recipients, and for assessing the medical suitability of potential donors. The Regulations require the clinician with responsibility for the donor to refer the matter to the HTA.  As part of this referral specific information, certain assurances are required to ensure the legislative requirements are addressed.