Consultation outcome

Human Tissue Authority: triennial review

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The main conclusion of the review was that the Human Tissue Authority performs necessary functions to a high standard and should continue to operate as an executive non-departmental public body.

The review also contains recommendations to improve performance, governance and efficiency.

Original consultation


Seeks views on the role and performance of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA)

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Consultation description

The department reviews all its arm’s length bodies once every 3 years.

This triennial review looks at HTA’s form, functions, governance and performance.

We want to know what you think about:

  • whether the HTA performs necessary functions
  • whether these functions are delivered in the best way
  • how well the HTA performs
  • whether the HTA is efficienct and provides good value for money
  • whether the governance processes are appropriate and effective


Published 14 July 2015
Last updated 21 April 2017 + show all updates
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