Following the success of its last symposium and book entitled 'The Evidence for Vascular Surgery', the Joint Vascular Research Group (JVRG) brings you this book. The book describes recent developments and best practice in vascular surgery, with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary care pathways. It is based upon a symposium held in Sheffield in June 2002 that aimed to improve the provision and equality of care for patients with peripheral arterial and venous disease. Many members of the JVRG have contributed to this book, including vascular surgeons, anaesthetists, radiologists, nurses and vascular technologists. The book consists of five sections covering the main areas of management of patients with peripheral vascular disease: Outpatients and medical management; Vascular imaging and endovascular intervention; Vascular surgery; Anaesthesia and theatres; Organisational aspects of care.