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Health Services

Background:

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

Background:
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.

How...Read more

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

Background:
A county in England sought to better understand how to improve the lives of children and young people receiving mental health services, or in the care of the local authority, or both. 

What was the problem?
The numbers of children...Read more

Background:
The Public Health team in Buckinghamshire CC requested a needs assessment of maternity services. 

What was the problem?
Both Public Health and maternity commissioners wanted a more detailed picture of maternity provision...Read more

Background:
A county in England sought to better understand how to improve the lives of children and young people receiving mental health services, or in the care of the local authority, or both. 

What was the problem?
The numbers of children...Read more

The London Borough of Newham commissioned PHAST to prepare updates to sections of the joint strategic needs assessment, covering cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, sexual health, cancer, children and young people, respiratory disease and alcohol. A team of PHAST associates carried out the project, aiming for a web-friendly and flexible product of practical use to the client. Tom Dent led the project and presented on it at the Associates’ meeting on 20 June 2013.Read more

Poorly Performing Practitioners

PHAST has wide experience of investigating poor performance and working with poorly performing practitioners in all health settings including general practice acute health trusts to ensure that they are safe to practice and to improve their...Read more

Background:

‘There can be no health without mental health’ (WHO, 2004). This statement highlights the increasing emphasis placed on psychiatric disorders and mental ill health as a global public heath concern.
In the UK it is estimated that over 1,...Read more

Background:

Allocation of NHS resources to geographic areas aims to provide a fair share based on consideration of population health care needs and variations in the cost of providing services.

Controversies frequently arise when stakeholders believe that resources...Read more

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PHAST manage Health Knowledge, used by health professionals globally.

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.