Regulation of human tissue in the UK

The Lancet, Volume 388, No. 10050, e4–e5, 2016
Author: Ann McGauran
“A conference on June 23 organised by the Royal Society of Medicine provided an overview of the Act’s effect on areas, including organ donation. It was called “one of the most important pieces of legislation in medicine” by consultant nephrologist and medical ethics expert Antonia Cronin. Other speakers generally thought the Act had brought about positive change. Some also highlighted several regulatory challenges. These included a lack of standardisation affecting inspection, increases in health-care providers’ costs, and the administrative burden. A longer-term concern is how the legal, regulatory, and ethic frameworks governing human tissue and data and information could be reconciled.”
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