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Health Needs Assessments


The City of London Corporation appointed PHAST to undertake research into the current and future public health and primary healthcare needs of City of London (City) workers.
The primary objectives were to analyse existing datasets, engage key stakeholders...Read more



To undertake a systematic review of the literature relating to medical care provision in previous Olympic and Paralympic Games and other major sporting events.


The London 2012...Read more

Drugs and Alcohol Needs Assessment

PHAST was commissioned by a PCT in the South-east of England to undertake a comprehensive drugs and alcohol needs assessment of the whole population that will facilitate the PCT in taking decisions about delivery of service. The project...Read more

Adult Obesity Strategy

In 2007 PHAST was commissioned by a London PCT to develop a strategy to support the reduction of obesity in the prescribed area, based on the latest evidence-base research and identified 'good-practice.' The project team looked at the current policy...Read more

Health Care Needs Profile

A prison service in the midlands commissioned PHAST to undertake a health care needs profile to support the tendering of prison health services for the institution. The needs assessment was to identify the main health needs of the population of...Read more

Health Needs Assessment

This work was commissioned from PHAST by a specialised Stroke network as a pragmatic needs assessment, to help the Board develop the commissioning of the most effective services for the people experiencing a stroke in London, and to prevent stroke...Read more

Sexual Health Needs Assessment

A London PCT commissioned PHAST to carry out a comprehensive sexual health needs assessment to support PCT business decisions on future sexual health service planning, design, provision and implementation. The PCT requested the assessment to...Read more

HealthKnowledge is a special online learning and teaching resource, providing fast and easy access to an interactive library of public health knowledge and information. HealthKnowledge was initially created to support the revision process for Public Health Specialist Registrars and...Read more

PHAST worked with St Mungo's to develop their Health Strategy for Homeless People 2008 - 2011. St Mungo’s have an established reputation for engaging with, accommodating and treating some of the most vulnerable individuals in society. They recognised that the current changes to the statutory health and local authority sectors, in terms of structure, function and funding made it an ideal time to procure better healthcare for their residents.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.