This book provides an excellent summary of modern management of patients with end stage renal failure (ESRF). The detail is such that it will be of value to both nephrologists in training and renal nurses, and should be on their recommended reading list on taking up their post. The text is well focused, to-the-point and easy to read. Whilst didactic, it acknowledges areas where the evidence base is lacking. It covers preparation of the patient for ESRF, methods of delivering and assessing dialysis, and covers all the major complications seen in practice succinctly. There is also a useful summary of current Renal Association and DOQI guidelines, and a choice list of renal websites.