codes of practice

New HTA codes of practice

New HTA codes of practice In April the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) published updated Codes of practice. This guest blog by Regulation Manager, Fiona Maleady-Crowe explains what this means for Biobanks. What are the Codes of Practice? The HTA’s Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on the human tissue legislation and set out the HTA’s[…]

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HRA publishes new proportionate consent guidance

HRA publishes new proportionate consent guidance The Health Research Authority (HRA) have published new guidance on taking a proportionate approach to consent, particularly in reference to clinical trials. The guidance is intended to be read with the HRA’s existing ‘Consent and Participant Information Sheet Preparation Guidance’. The guidelines have been published in response to concerns[…]

Proposed changes to data security and consent in the healthcare system

Proposed changes to data security and consent in the healthcare system In September 2015, the Secretary of State for Health commissioned an intensive review of how personal data is used within the healthcare system. This called for recommendations to be made on improving data security and developing a new, clear opt-out and consent model for[…]