Human Tissue Act: inspections and audits

All licenced premises are subject to inspection by the Human Tissue Authority as the enforcement authority under the Human Tissue Act, or by agencies acting on its behalf. To ensure that the University is meetings its obligations under the Act, it has initiated its own internal audit programme of licensed premises (see table).

The audit is led by the Head of Research Governance with support from Designated Individuals (Dis) who cross-audit each other’s licences.

A risk based audit schedule has been agreed and HTA licenses will be audited every year. Audit findings are shared with the PVC Research, Dean, Head of School, Licence Holder and Chair of the HTWG as well as DIs.

The Research Governance Team works in collaboration with DIs to ensure actions arising from the audits are addressed and best practice highlights will be made available to the HTWG. Audits will be conducted in line with the HTA Code of Practice and Standards.

Inspection and audit timetable
Licensed Premises (license No.)License DI (auditee)Internal Audit DateLead Internal AuditorPrevious Internal AuditsHTA Inspection Date
School of Anatomy (12135) K.Sparey 8 Nov 2022  S. Ring 31 Oct 2007; 24 Mar 2009; 25 Mar 2010; 22 Mar 2011; 27 June 2012; 6 Aug 2013; 19 Aug 2014; 28 April 2015; 15 Sept 2016; 25 January 2018; 29 July 2019; 8 Dec 2020; 02 Nov 2021 20 Mar 2008; 6 October 2015
Bristol Dental School and Hospital (12200) M. Davies 28 Jun 2022 K. Sparey 21 May 2008; 14 May 2009; 22 June 2010; 10 May 2011; 3 July 2012; 3 July 2013; 10 Jul 2014; 15 July 2015; 29 June 2016; 10 Sept 2019; 19 Nov 2020; 21 June 2021 12 Nov 2013; 6 April 2017
Biomedical Sciences Building (12248) W. Kafienah n/a - inspection Apr 2022  - 7 Feb 2008; 24 Apr 2009; 27 April 2010; 7 July 2011; 14 May 2012; 15 May 2013; 1 May 2014; 20 May 2015; 15 Dec 2016; 1 May 2018; 2 May 2019; 24 Sept 2020; 14 June 2021 19 Mar 2008; 7-8 October 2015; 27-28 April 2022
South West Dementia Brain Bank (12273) L.Palmer 6 Dec 2022 W. Kafienah 11 Sept 2008; 17 June 2010; 16 Sept 2011; 18 June 2012; 4 June 2013; 26 June 2014; 22 Sept 2015; 30 June 2016; 3 May 2017; 1 April 2019; 18 Jan 2021; 07 Dec 2021 7 May 2009; 2-3 Dec 2019
Oakfield House (12512) (including Langford satellite) S. Ring 11 Oct 2022

M. Davies

19 Nov 2008; 10 Nov 2009; 9 Sept 2010; 11 Oct 2011; 25 Sept 2012; 3 May 2013; 26 Feb 2015; 18 Nov 2015; 5 and 6 February 2018; 13 Jan 2020; 5 Nov 2020; 12 Oct 2021 27 June 2013; 4-5 May 2016