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- 13th Jun 2023
Do smart meters reduce households’ energy consumption?
Smart gas and electricity meters are devices that measure and record the amount of energy that a household uses (every 30-minutes) and inform the consumer of how much they are spending on energy via an In-Home-Display (IHD). Consumption data is also automatically relayed to the household’s energy supplier. Smart meters…
- 7th Jun 2023
Boosting the appeal of green skills and training: Findings from an online experiment
The UK's push for Net Zero by 2050 is reshaping employment, with some carbon-intensive jobs declining and new green jobs emerging. However, as outlined by the Green Jobs Taskforce, as well as in our own recent evidence review, there's a shortage of green skills in the UK’s labour market, and…
- 7th Jun 2023
The quiet boom of trust inside Britain
The UK is experiencing a quiet boom in what’s called ‘social trust’: the sense that we can trust our neighbours and the people around us. Our analysis of the latest release of the World Values Survey finds that 47% of us think that most people can be trusted.
- 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…
- 30th May 2023
What can gambling support providers do to increase service uptake?
Roughly 4 in 10 people who have the greatest need for gambling treatment and support do not seek any form of treatment, advice or support. The Behavioural Insights Team’s (BIT) Gambling Policy and Research Unit (GPRU) collaborated with the TalkBanStop (TBS) to develop recommendations for how support service providers can…
- 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?