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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

Community education and empowerment. The Educate a Child Trust was started by Dr. Pramilla Senanayake, who lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. For more than 20 years, she has been working with the children and families of Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Prior to the tsunami in 2004, Dr. Senanayake had been mostly...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
This was a document analysing the health status of the population of Canberra and the surrounding areas. It was produced by Healthfirst Network in Adelaide, who asked Tom Dent to review it. He had previously reviewed a similar report for Adelaide and subsequently reviewed one for the Pilbara Kimberley region, in Western Australia. Evaluation of the Bromley Winter Health ProjectRead more
NHS Buckinghamshire commissioned PHAST to provide a review of evaluations of five areas in health improvement: The effective use of telehealth in behaviour change interventions The role and promotion of self-efficacy as a factor in behaviour change programmes Approaches to engage men in...Read more
The UK is the only country in Western Europe with rising rates of TB. London accounts for 40% of the entire UK TB burden with around 3,500 reported cases and around 2% deaths. PHAST was commissioned by NHS London to create recommendations for standardising clinical practice and ensuring...Read more
St Mungo’s provides over 100 accommodation and support projects for homeless people day in, day out – sleeping over 1700 people each night. The charity has an established reputation for engaging with, accommodating and facilitating the treatment of some of the most vulnerable individuals in society...Read more
This award-winning course is just one of our training initiatives. It was developed in the Royal Borough of Greenwich by PHAST consultants, to improve health and reduce health inequalities through council core functions. Please see the file below for further information.Read more
Diabetes costs the NHS £1 million per hour – this is a staggering 10% of the NHS Budget. A pilot project evaluated by PHAST demonstrated it is more cost effective to deliver quality care via integrated consultant led community care centres, closely linked to primary and outreach community care...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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