The National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Research & Surveillance Unit

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Western General Hospital
Crewe Road

Tel: 0131 537 1980/2128/3103


The incidence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is monitored in the UK by the National CJD Research & Surveillance Unit based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. The unit brings together a team of clinical neurologists, neuropathologists, epidemiologists and other scientists specialising in the investigation of this disease. Their website (address above) includes the following:

  • Incidence figures for CJD in the UK.
  • Summary of the research in progress at the CJD unit.
  • Provision of some background information about CJD and other human spongiform encephalopathies.
  • Provision of links to other resources, support, and contrary points of view available on the web.

Last updated on 30/10/2013

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