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.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.