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- 22nd Mar 2016
Five factors for supporting people to take a more active role in health and wellbeing
Today we launch a report, as part of the Realising the Value consortium, that aims to show how people themselves can take more active roles in their own health and care. They, along with their communities, can create self-care routines which boost health and wellbeing. The potential value of this…
- 30th Nov 2016
Going global: A new report on applying behavioural insights to health
This blog is also available in Spanish Testing for diabetes can be a pain. The cheapest and most effective test requires people to fast for up to 10 hours beforehand. And if people lack any symptoms, they may also have little awareness or motivation to get tested in a timely…
- 14th Jun 2017
Lifting the lid on a live project: Bringing behavioural insights into NHS procurement
In his February 2016 independent report, Lord Carter announced the creation of a ‘model hospital’. The purpose of this imaginary hospital is to show ‘what good looks like’ by providing a set of metrics, best practice checklists and benchmarks for other hospitals to build into their procurement processes. This is…
- 20th Apr 2018
Green means go: how to help patients make informed choices about their healthcare
More than four million people are waiting for specialist care in the NHS. At worst, people can wait more than a year for treatment. In many cases people have the option to choose an alternative, nearby service with shorter waiting times—but do not do so. Why is this? Sometimes people…
- 23rd Oct 2018
The rise of returners: New dynamic norm opens door to gender equality in the workplace
Earlier this year, UK companies with 250 employees or more published their Gender Pay Gap (GPG). With a national average of 18% difference in pay between men and women employees, many organisations are now wondering what they can do to close the gap. The lack of women at senior levels…
- 25th Oct 2018
50 years on from the Race Relations Act: can behavioural insights help solve inequality?
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act 1968. The groundbreaking legislation made it illegal in the UK to discriminate against people based on their colour, race, ethnicity, or national origins, and refuse them housing, employment or public services. It wasn’t until the 1968 Act that the infamous…
- 8th Feb 2019
8 ways to understand your organisation’s Gender Pay Gap
New guidance for employers published this week
- 8th Mar 2019
International Women's Day: when gender is your work
What challenges stand in the way of a balanced workplace, government, home and society?
- 1st Apr 2019
Flexible working and returners: What employers told us
Finding a way for care work and employment to function together is a struggle for millions of people across the UK, putting pressure on our finances and wellbeing. It’s a significant barrier to achieving gender equality, as caregiving responsibilities continue to fall disproportionately on women. Exploring how men and women…
- 8th Apr 2020
Using behavioural insights to create a Covid-19 text service for the NHS
Almost 2 million people in England have received daily SMS texts from the NHS warning them of the risks of coronavirus. Here we share the behavioural principles and approach that we used to help our partners at NHSX, NHS Digital and the NHS Business Services Authority to design these messages.