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Projects

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

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: Following publication of its communication, ‘Solidarity in Health: Reducing Health Inequalities in the EU’, in 2010, the European Commission initiated a three year Joint Action on Health Inequalities - Equity Action (EA). The programme began in February 2011 and ended in February 2014. Its aims were to identify what works in promoting effective action on the underlying causes of socio- economic health inequalities and to apply learning across the EU through the engagement of 16 Member States and 24 partners.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 and young people in the social care system had grown, and...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 particularly to understand how services were meeting the needs of...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 and young people in the social care system had grown, and...Read more
'Love a Child' is a foundation set up by John Margetson to support children from poor areas of the world, who are refugees, abandoned, abused, exploited or orphaned. The foundation currently has projects in India and Nepal with Tibetan refugee children, Burma and Ecuador. www.loveachildfoundation...Read more
Enabling people affected by mental ill health to lead fulfilling and productive lives by providing services in the community and by working with carers, family members, health and social care professionals and employers. They have developed a number of different and high quality services to meet a...Read more
Is a multidisciplinary network of primary care professionals and organisations committed to research in primary care. WeLReN's overall aim is the building of a primary care research infrastructure within the NW London Strategic Health Authority area. WeLReN funds and assists research projects,...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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