This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing lower limb peripheral arterial disease in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover acute ischaemia of the lower limb.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on peripheral arterial disease is currently being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

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