ASAP-NHS is an action group set up by a broad assembly of citizens to promote a safe, transparent and accountable NHS in Scotland.  ASAP-NHS is committed to improve the quality of the service by ensuring adherence to best practice and recognised national standards. ASAP-NHS has identified the requirement for independent regulation of the NHS in Scotland to minimise harm to patients and their families, prevent avoidable deaths and protect NHS staff who speak up in the interests of patient safety.

The NHS was founded on the overarching principle of providing equal access to quality health care for all. We need to act now to improve standards and put people first to provide a safe,effective, caring, responsive and well led NHS for the people of Scotland.