HFEA and HTA will not now be axed

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 28 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f592
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The UK government has withdrawn plans to abolish two health regulators, to the relief of many leading health bodies.

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) are to be retained, ministers have decided after a consultation.

An independent review will now follow, to report by April 2013. It will look into how the two bodies could carry out their functions in a …

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