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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

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 assist them in reviewing...Read more
PHAST was commissioned to develop and provide a support package that will help commissioners and providers to develop effective local obesity care pathways (adult, children & maternal). The support package was developed in partnership with an obesity care pathway steering group and stakeholder...Read more
Health Needs Assessment for Maternal Obesity As part of the proposed phase 2 interventions for Lambeth PCT. A needs assessment for a community based obesity service for pregnant obese women in Lambeth.Read more
Inequalities in health and access to health services are well documented in England, with more deprived social groups consistently experiencing poorer health outcomes. Such variations have persisted despite policy initiatives. Recently the gap between the life expectancy in the most and least...Read more
Health Equality Audit: Dementia Services Commissioned by an inner London PCT, PHAST were asked to assess whether dementia services provide equitable access to all who need them within the specified area. PHAST were also asked to provide insight and recommendations for strategy development and commissioning related to dementia services to ensure equitable provision.Read more
HealthKnowledge is a special online learning and teaching resource, providing fast and easy access to an interactive library of public health knowledge and information. HealthKnowledge was initially created to support the revision process for Public Health Specialist Registrars and...Read more
To achieve the best possible health outcomes and make the hard spending decisions, local partnerships need to be working with evidence that is accessible, relevant, and gives a true picture of their population. They also need expertise and training in how to use the evidence.Read more
PHAST worked with St Mungo's to develop their Health Strategy for Homeless People 2008 - 2011. St Mungo’s have an established reputation for engaging with, accommodating and treating some of the most vulnerable individuals in society. They recognised that the current changes to the statutory health and local authority sectors, in terms of structure, function and funding made it an ideal time to procure better healthcare for their residents.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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