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Health Services


A pilot project with short-term local authority funding sought to examine the introduction of an alternative to A&E for the immediate care of intoxicated patients assessed by London Ambulance Service (LAS) crews.

Patients accessed the service via...Read more

In the context of the 'Health Care for London' review by Lord Ara Darzi (Health Minister), a London PCT asked PHAST to provide evidence for the provision of services in health centres in the community. The PCT wanted to make its decisions about the size and composition of these health centres...Read more

In early 2009 PHAST was asked to conduct a Serious Untoward Incident report into the self-prescription of controlled drugs by a GP. The investigation team developed a chronology of events and collated and reviewed the evidence using root cause analysis. They also identified and made...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

Counselling Waiting List Initiative

PHAST worked in collaboration with a London PCT to identify the extent of the counselling waiting list and put in place arrangements to clear the waiting list effectively. The objectives set by the PCT were to define the counselling...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


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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.