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Taking action to improve population health and increase equality

PHAST is a leading public health consultancy with expertise in epidemiology, health economics, health/environmental impact & needs assessments and equity audits.

PHAST delivers three core services to help you achieve your objectives:


Projects & Consultancy

Matching skill to client requirement to deliver high quality and low cost

We can work at any stage of a project, from research and evidence reviews to health needs analyses, modelling, evaluation, service redesign, commissioning advice, service specifications and performance management.

Training & Education

Building Public Health Leadership Capability & Capacity at all levels

PHAST organises training workshops, seminars, learning sets and programmes for public health professionals and the wider community.

Interim Public Health staff

Offering clients flexibility, a strong track record and a high degree of integrity

Whether it is a particular skill or expertise that is needed, or a response to current needs, we have appropriately experienced Associates who can be called on - often at short notice.

The Latest News from PHAST

  • PHAST is pleased to announce a series of newly commissioned workshops, taking place this Autumn.Read more

  • Please click here for the latest edition of the PHAST...Read more

  • Public health teams in English PCTs are getting ready to move into Local Authorities, representing a return of the major public health professional resource to local government after over thirty years in NHS organisations. This transition heralds significant opportunities for public health professionals to be closer to where the action is in terms of the determinants of health that Professor Sir Michael Marmot and his team at the Marmot Review point out so powerfully.Read more

  • Further to the publication of the public health white paper, Healthy lives, healthy people White Paper: Our strategy for public health in England in November 2010, PHAST recently compiled three documents response to the consultation.Read more

  • In March 2011, PHAST was commissioned by Sheffield City Council and the London Borough of Greenwich to design a Learning Resource for emerging Health and Wellbeing Boards. The resource will be based on those Local Authorities' experiences as Beacons for their work in reducing health inequalities...Read more

  • At the beginning of March 2011 the new PHAST website went live. Our intention is that the new site will be user friendly and enable current clients, prospective clients, and Associates alike to be able to access information easily. The launch also marks a change in PHAST's management structure with a shift toward becoming a virtual organisation.Read more

  • With the emphasis on a focused approach to outcomes and a shift from target driven care, we offer a wide range of knowledge and skills training to suit many different audiences.Read more

  • Please click here for the latest edition of the PHAST Newsletter. This edition includes an article by Les Mayhew on the role of private finance in paying for long term care and PHAST's current initiative working to embed public health...Read more


PHAST manage Health Knowledge, used by health professionals globally.


The Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) is a Community Interest Company that can call on over 100 qualified, experienced public health professionals (Associates).

Our Associates provide high quality, innovative, rapid results in consultancy, training, interim staff, and deliver projects related to public health, commissioning, administration and delivery.

PHAST is pleased to announce a set of new webinars focusing on Public...
PHAST had abstracts accepted for two international conferences: EASL...
PHAST and Aceso Global Heath Consultants have joined together to help...
Gilead Sciences Ltd commissioned PHAST to undertake some research to...