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Health Improvement

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...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...Read more

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A shire county was drafting a local specification for school nursing and appointed PHAST to canvass the views of partners and stakeholders, including children and young people themselves, to inform that work.
School nurses had transferred from the NHS to...Read more

PHAST was commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions to undertake the epidemiology, health economics, modelling to establish the current and future impact of sickness on the working age population in UK. PHAST also undertook the literature review of effective interventions to reduce...Read more

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Public Health Waltham Forest required a narrative as to how and why the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) ranks for Waltham Forest have illustrated increasing deprivation over time amongst all England local authorities from 47th in 2004, to 27th in 2007 and...Read more

This was a document analysing the health status of the population of Canberra and the surrounding areas. It was produced by Healthfirst Network in Adelaide, who asked Tom Dent to review it. He had previously reviewed a similar report for Adelaide and subsequently reviewed one for the Pilbara Kimberley region, in Western Australia. Evaluation of the Bromley Winter Health ProjectRead more

NHS Buckinghamshire commissioned PHAST to provide a review of evaluations of five areas in health improvement:

  • The effective use of telehealth in behaviour change interventions
  • The role and promotion of self-efficacy as a factor in behaviour change programmes
  • ...Read more

The relationship between harmful behaviours (such as drinking too much alcohol etc.) is often not explored. Even when there is evidence that certain behaviours (for example high rates of binge drinking and high rates of unsafe sex) are related, mechanisms are not always in place to combat the...Read more

Review of the joint health promotion organisation and activities in a London Local Authority and PCT. Looking at current and future priorities, fitness of the current structure and making sure the most cost effective ways of working are implemented.Read more

PHAST was commissioned to develop and provide a support package that will help commissioners and providers to develop effective local obesity care pathways (adult, children & maternal).

The support package was developed in partnership with an obesity care pathway steering group and...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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