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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

People lose contact with friends and family for many reasons such as getting older, disability, or illness. Loneliness and social isolation have a negative affect on health and well-being. Community Network help and comfort those who feel isolated using a simple but effective tool - a voice at the...Read more
Today, St Mungo’s is Britain's largest charity supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They provide a bed, warm room and so much more to thousands of people in London and across the South - from hostels to semi-independent flats, from psychotherapy services to peer support, from life-skills to job opportunities. Each night they provide supportive housing for around 1,900 people and manage more than 200 housing, health and work projects across London and the South.Read more
Background: Merton is a borough in South London. The western half is affluent, the eastern half more deprived. What was the problem? There were local plans to build a new health care facility in East Merton, but there was no recent needs assessment for the locality which could be used to help...Read more
On a recent visit to the field projects supported by the GEN (Grassroots Empowerment Initiative) and implemented by Indian ngo End Poverty (EP), in the Tijara Block in Rajasthan we met up with the EP field team which has been supported by PHAST for 9 months in 2013-14. This has made a wonderful...Read more
Background: Public Health Waltham Forest required a narrative as to how and why the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) ranks for Waltham Forest have illustrated increasing deprivation over time amongst all England local authorities from 47th in 2004, to 27th in 2007 and 15th in 2010. The IMD is...Read more
Charity: Mama Africa, The Gambia Project Title : Healthy Families Happy Lives PHAST Associates: Dr Cecilia Pyper, Tasmin Pyper, Jenny Sawyer Date: 13th January 2012 Summary of work supported by PHAST: Mama Africa, established by renowned Gambian artist Isha Fofana in 2009, is a non-profit cultural...Read more
Project Title: Supporting a field team that backs empowerment of villagers in the Tijara Block, Rajasthan, India PHAST Associates: Sue Burke, Chair of the GEN Date: July 2013 Summary of work supported by PHAST: GEN is a registered UK based charity that supports a grassroots approach to social and...Read more
Yala Fund was set up after the 2004 Tsunami to help distressed families in the area around Yala National Park in south-eastern Sri Lanka. Yala's work has widened from the initial Tsunami aid to focus on the deprived and desperately poor of this area, mainly the children. They repair broken down...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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