Recommendation ID

NICE may update this guidance after 3 years or sooner if important new information becomes available, including evidence on:

  • the epidemiology of CJD, including data on the prevalence of CJD and its infectivity in the UK population
  • the transmission of CJD by surgical instruments, including cases of CJD in which surgery is a possible route of transmission
  • the cost effectiveness of single-use instruments for use in interventional procedures on high-risk tissues
  • commercially available decontmination methods that are safe and cost effective against prions
  • the systems for, and cost effectiveness of, maintaining set integrity and traceability of instruments.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Reducing the risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures on high-risk tissues
Date issued
January 2020

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/01/2020