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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

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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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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.

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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....Read more

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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...Read more

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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...Read more

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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...Read more

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A 2008 a literature review undertaken by the University of Warwick and the University of West of England underlined the lack of research and resources in quality-of-life End of Life Care (EoLC).

What was the problem?

East of England Strategic Health Authority...Read more

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East London NHSFT reached the final round of bidding to provide mental health services in Bedfordshire. 

What was the problem?

The Trust needed more detailed information about Bedfordshire to support their bid.

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In September 2013 the London Health Commission (LHC) was established by the Mayor of London.  Lord Darzi – a cancer surgeon at St. Mary’s Hospital – was appointed by Boris Johnson to chair the London Health Commission. Over the past year, Darzi has led a panel of experts and involved 15,000 in...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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