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HFEA and HTA will remain as separate bodies but will pool some support services

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4645 (Published 19 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4645
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the UK’s fertility and human tissue regulators, will be retained as two separate bodies with “distinct identities” but will combine their support services to save money, the government has announced .1

Ministers had originally sought to abolish both bodies and transfer their functions elsewhere, but many health groups objected in a …

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