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PHAST Summer Update


Welcome to the July 2016 edition of our seasonal newsletter
Here you can find out about the latest news and projects from PHAST. Before you read on, did you know that PHAST is on twitter? You can see updated information on upcoming events and associates meetings so do follow us here or click on the twitter icon above!

A big welcome to all of the new associates who have recently joined PHAST. We look forward to meeting you at the next associates meeting in September. Further details are shown below.


Whilst we are contemplating long and sunny days in the garden we are far too busy to sit back and relax! The next few months will be busy whilst we continue to develop new programmes and partnership collaborations.

PHAST Social Impact Bonds - Delivering positive social change in public health
PHAST is developing and driving forward an innovative and dynamic approach to social change through a new programme of Social Impact Bonds  (SIB's). SIB's provide an alternative  long term strategy to deliver cost effective, positive outcomes for UK public health, driving positive social change for the future.  Social impact bonds (SIBs) are a tool to help impact-driven providers deliver ‘outcomes contracts’, by giving them access to project financing and management support from socially-minded investors. 

If you are interested in becoming involved with PHAST SIB initiatives,
email Penelope Glaister for an initial discussion : 

PHAST Healthy Workforce Programmes and Conference 2016

Healthy Workplace Conference 2016 is a one day conference on health and wellbeing in the workplace. Northamptonshire has developed an exciting, low cost, county wide programme that’s making a more resilient, happier and healthier community. The conference runs from 9.30am to 5pm, on 15th September 2016 at Northampton University. For more information and to book your ticket click here

If you would like to discuss developing a healthy workforce programme in your organisation then email or telephone Penelope Glaister for an initial discussion :

No Health Without Mental Health Evaluation Report 2016

PHAST undertook an evaluation of the 'No Health Without Mental Health' Training Programme to assess the application of learning to practice. The report was very well received and we are delighted to say that the commissioners were able to provide assurance to the funders that the training had upskilled the workforce and changed practice. Read the full summary here 

PHAST Summer get together 
Thank you to everyone who was able to make the PHAST Summer BBQ in June. The event was a great success and the weather wasn't too bad either! 


Please remember PHAST is here to promote public health and provide high quality public health consultancy, training and support.  If you have any questions, please do contact the management team at enquiries.


The Humanitarian and Public Health Crisis in Gaza Conference
Dr Catherine Brogan presenting at the The Humanitarian and Public Health Crisis in Gaza Conference at the RSM in April 2016. 
The politically neutral conference was organised by Professor John Ashton, Professor Sue Atkinson and Dr Catherine Brogan who  are all members of the Epidemiology and Public Health Section and are hoping to increase the activities of this section to raise awareness about the importance of Public Health in UK and internationally. 

Please consider joining the Epidemiology and Public Health Section to help us raise awareness and interest about the role of public health in improving health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities. 

If you have a topic you think we should highlight please let us know. 


PHAST Friends and Associates Day

Our next PHAST Associates meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st September with guest speakers Maggie Rae, DPH Wiltshire recent winner at the LGC awards, David Allen Chief Executive of the Faculty of Public Health and Yvonne Doyle Regional Director of Public Health, London Public Health England. 

Tea and coffee will be served in the Marlborough room 3 at the Kings Fund, London.  The days are popular and offer the chance for CPD, networking and other opportunities. 
To confirm your attendance please

Don't forget... Health Knowledge our online learning resource for education, CPD and revalidation. The resource allows you to access a broad range of learning materials for personal CPD or teaching - allowing everyone to expand and update their public health knowledge.   PHAST is updating the resource if you are interested contact Marion Deacon.

2016 Training Timetable

Following the success of the workshops held in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health last year, PHAST are delighted to advise that we have extended the training programme throughout 2016. 

Courses this Susmmer- Book now!

Obesity - Prevention and Intervention
Friday 22nd July 2016

Selling your business case effectively
Friday, September 9, 2016
Full Day Workshop

Northamptonshire healthy Workfplace 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
9.30 am - 5.00 pm

For further information and to book a place, please contact Marion Deacon.  As always you can
view the latest training programmes 


Influencing in challenging public health structures
Friday, September 2, 2016
Full day workshop

Financial Management 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Full Day Workshop


Please note that cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances may occur at any time.

In the event of cancellation of a training event by PHAST, we will endeavour to inform all participants three weeks before the course is due to take place, although please be aware that this is not always possible. All course fees will be reimbursed in full. No other costs incurred by you will be reimbursed. Where dates are varied by PHAST, course participants may request a full refund if the new dates are not convenient. Please see our full cancellation policy.

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