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- 5th Jun 2023
How can we build a Net Zero society?
To mark the World Environment Day, we’d like to tell you about our recent major sustainability event. To achieve the UK's net-zero targets, we need significant social and behavioural shifts. But how can we get there? To help answer this question, earlier this year, BIT released a new flagship report…
- 31st May 2023
Want to protect consumers? Understand what makes them tick
Consumer protection is key, according to the White House. From giving mobile users greater choice over where they get their apps to banning surprise “resort fees” foisted on would-be vacationers at the last second, federal initiatives span across consumer-facing markets and dozens of agencies. The idea is that removing irritants…
- 26th May 2023
What might NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers do next?
This week, we have shared our thoughts on how behavioural insights might be applied to the elective care backlog; tackling current demand as efficiently as possible, and reducing future short and long term demand. Today, we’re wrapping up with some final recommendations for NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers, and…
- 25th May 2023
How can behavioural insights reduce future long term demand in the NHS?
Yesterday, we outlined thoughts on how behavioural insights might reduce future short term demand. Today, we’re highlighting some ways in which we might reduce future long term demand, including (i) maximising uptake of screening and preventative behaviours, (ii) maximising adherence to treatment, and (iii) increasing uptake of remote monitoring.
- 24th May 2023
How can behavioural insights reduce future short term demand in the NHS?
Today, we’re highlighting some ways in which we might reduce future short term demand, including (i) reducing necessary referrals, follow-ups, and investigations, (ii) improving patient self-care and management, and (iii) supporting patients while they wait.
- 23rd May 2023
How can behavioural insights tackle current NHS demand as efficiently as possible?
Today, we’re sharing thoughts on how we might tackle current NHS demand as efficiently as possible, focusing on (i) spreading demand by highlighting live availability, (ii) optimising pathways to ensure clinicians have the right information to make the best decisions, (iii) increasing system productivity, (iv) ensuring patients attend appointments, and…
- 22nd May 2023
How can behavioural insights help reduce the elective care backlog in the NHS?
What can NHS trusts and healthcare providers do now and within their existing resources to reduce the backlogs they currently face?
- 18th May 2023
We analysed the design features of 100 slot game adverts—here’s how
We analysed 100 slot game ads — and found dozens of behavioural biases
- 4th May 2023
Behind the paper: Reducing discrimination against job seekers with employment gaps
In December 2022, research led by BIT on reducing discrimination against women with employment gaps was published in the journal Nature Human Behavior. Our trial found that expressing previous work experience on a CV in terms of the number of years (e.g. ‘5 years’) rather than dates (e.g. ‘2012-2017’) reduced…
- 27th Apr 2023
High stakes for gamblers
After six ministers, four culture secretaries and too many years of waiting, the gambling white paper is finally here. Policy reviews tend not to set the pulse racing, but this one has the potential to make a real difference for a very vulnerable group of people.