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PHAST has a unique blend of public health expertise and pragmatic management grip.  We build teams to suit the needs of our clients and add value by applying the evidence from research into innovative and practical advice.

We offer clients:

  • Independent public health expertise
  • Public health methodologies to evaluate programmes and services.
  • Expert information and intelligence, data sources, tools and techniques
  • Evidence based and ethical decision making
  • Public health training
  • Quality assurance

We deliver high quality projects and training in all three traditional domains of public health;
Health Promotion, Health Protection and Health Services.

We have completed over 400 projects to date. These range from health needs assessments and service reviews for individual organisations through to the national 'Informing Healthier Choices' programme with the Department of Health.

We have undertaken projects for both providers and commisioners of health and social care programmes and services.  Our client list includes:

  • European Union
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Public Health England
  • NHS England
  • Regional Offices
  • Greater London Authority
  • Local authorites across London
  • Shire County Councils
  • CCGs across England
  • Charities such as St Mungoes, Macmillan, Diabetes UK
  • A number of International projects

We always welcome new partner opportunities to collaborate and deliver projects where client requirements might necessitate or benefit from such a partnership.  We currently have partnership ventures with public and private universities, consultancies and charities.

Latest Projects

Background: 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 by Suffolk County Council to evaluate the need for health...Read more
‘Sounds Wild’ offers children and young adults with special needs exploratory interactive sessions in the natural world, combining music and nature to inspire and instil a sense of wonder and appreciation of the natural environment. In the summer term of 2014, fifty pupils with a range of severe...Read more
Background: 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 services by finding examples of health improvement...Read more
Background: The number of cancer deaths in elderly people in the UK is higher than in other countries. The National Cancer Equality Initiative produced a report which highlighted the importance of reducing inequalities in access to cancer treatment in the older population. http://www.england.nhs.uk...Read more
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 and Primary Care Trusts...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 did PHAST help? The Trust commissioned PHAST to provide analytical and...Read more
Background: 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 local government a few months...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


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.

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