Decontamination is the term that means cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation. It is used to lower the number of infections that cross from one person to another - cross infection - from medical equipment or the environment.
Further information about decontamination
As well as using a standard clean with water and detergent/disinfectant there are now a number of new technologies that can be used instead of, or to support, the standard cleaning and literature reviews have been undertaken on these.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is one of a rare group of diseases, known as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) which affect the structure of the brain.
Further information on CJD can be found on our CJD page.
HPS are also responsible for collecting information on patients at increased risk of CJD and public health issues relating to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).