IC15 Creuzfeld Jakob Disease (CJD) Policy

Infection prevention and control
Issue No
Issue 4

Target Audience

All CWP staff


CJD is the main prion disease in humans. Currently there is no evidence to suggest that CJD or variant CJD is transmitted from person to person via close contact and that the main risk in healthcare settings is via invasive procedures. This policy aims to ensure that all Trust staff understand how CJD is transmitted and the precautions that are necessary when caring for an affected service user.


Lead executive
Director of Infection, Prevention and Control (DIPC)

Author and contact number
Julie Spendlove
Head of Infection Prevention and Control
01244 397700

Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

01 September 2017

Review Date

01 July 2022

Approval Meeting

Infection Prevention and Control Sub Committee (IPCSC)


IC15 CJD Policy Issue 4.pdf

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