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The Latest News from PHAST

PHAST is a thought leader in the Public Health field. Here you can find up to date commentary and the latest updates in the sector.

PHAST will be presenting a poster at the annual conference of Public Health England on 16 and 17 September 2014 in Warwick. The poster describes the evaluation of Equity Action, a three year European-wide programme to address health inequalities in 15 Member States with Norway and 30 regions....Read more

Dr John Ashton, President of the FPH and Russell Cormac director of Nurture Development led a Public Health Talent discussion organised by PHAST and Cadence to discuss what can be done to improve the current situation in England where 1 in 5 LA's are recruiting for a permanent DPH and many...Read more

Prof. Sue Atkinson CBE documents her experiences as an Interim DPH in this presentation.Read more

Hello and welcome to the Spring edition of the PHAST newsletter.

At a time when resources are scarce, councils are innovating to ensure they provide residents with the best quality services. Local government's depth of talent does not always get the recognition that it...Read more

June 24th - The Royal Institution of Great Britain

This invitation is extended to local authority chief executives, directors of public health and human resources. Come and join other field experts to discuss the challenges that public health leadership faces in attracting and retaining...Read more


The biggest celebration of excellence in local government took place last night in London. 

A record breaking number of entries were submitted for this year’s awards, demonstrating local government’s enthusiasm to share innovation and recognise the efforts of the teams and...Read more

On a recent visit to the field projects supported by the GEN (Grassroots Empowerment Initiative) and implemented by Indian ngo End Poverty (EP), in the Tijara Block in Rajasthan we met up with the EP field team which has been supported by PHAST for 9 months in 2013-14. This has made a...Read more

PHAST take a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach to health care training and public health education, training and development.  The aim of the PHAST education, training and development (ETD) strategy is to build public health capacity and capability within the public, private and...Read more


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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.