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Projects

PHAST has a unique blend of public health expertise and pragmatic management grip.  We build teams to suit the needs of our clients and add value by applying the evidence from research into innovative and practical advice.

We offer clients:

  • Independent public health expertise
  • Public health methodologies to evaluate programmes and services.
  • Expert information and intelligence, data sources, tools and techniques
  • Evidence based and ethical decision making
  • Public health training
  • Quality assurance

We deliver high quality projects and training in all three traditional domains of public health;
Health Promotion, Health Protection and Health Services.

We have completed over 400 projects to date. These range from health needs assessments and service reviews for individual organisations through to the national 'Informing Healthier Choices' programme with the Department of Health.

We have undertaken projects for both providers and commisioners of health and social care programmes and services.  Our client list includes:

  • European Union
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Public Health England
  • NHS England
  • Regional Offices
  • Greater London Authority
  • Local authorites across London
  • Shire County Councils
  • CCGs across England
  • Charities such as St Mungoes, Macmillan, Diabetes UK
  • A number of International projects

We always welcome new partner opportunities to collaborate and deliver projects where client requirements might necessitate or benefit from such a partnership.  We currently have partnership ventures with public and private universities, consultancies and charities.

Latest Projects

Background: A training project was commissioned by a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on behalf of the four CCGs and local authorities in South London. The aim of the training project was to deliver on the ambition for early identification of mental health problems across all health and care...Read more
Background The transfer in April 2013 of much public health work in England from the NHS to local authorities resulted in considerable change of priorities and relationships. One aspect of this change was the decision by Lambeth and Southwark Councils to run a shared public health service with a...Read more
Background: Suffolk is a relatively wealthy county, with areas of deprivation in some town centres and rural areas. The rural population is older than in urban areas due to the younger population moving towards urban centres for education and job opportunities. What was the problem? PHAST was...Read more
Background: Estimates show that Suffolk has population of about 1500 Gypsies and Travellers and 1200 Romas. These communities have a history of suffering racism and discrimination. They have poor life expectancy and an attitude of fatalism to health and healthcare. What was the problem? PHAST was...Read more
Background: It is well known that homeless people have worse health, suffer discrimination and have poor access to services. What was the problem? PHAST was commissioned by Suffolk County council to consider the means by which homelessness can be reduced and prevented and to make recommendations...Read more
Background: Ipswich is designated as a dispersal centre for asylum seekers and refugees by the Home Office. The Asylum seekers and refugees have specific needs that require appropriate services. What was the problem? PHAST was commissioned by Suffolk County Council to evaluate the need for health...Read more
‘Sounds Wild’ offers children and young adults with special needs exploratory interactive sessions in the natural world, combining music and nature to inspire and instil a sense of wonder and appreciation of the natural environment. In the summer term of 2014, fifty pupils with a range of severe...Read more
Background: The Buckinghamshire Public Health Team commissioned PHAST to carry out five reviews of the evidence base to inform their future work. What was the problem? PHAST was asked to review approaches to engage men in preventive health services by finding examples of health improvement...Read more

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About PHAST

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.

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