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  • Blog
  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 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? 

  • Academic publication
  • 19th May 2023

The impact of altering restaurant and menu option position on food selected from an experimental food delivery platform: a randomised controlled trial

This study tested whether repositioning foods and/or restaurant options in a simulated food delivery platform could help to reduce the energy content of users’ shopping basket.

  • Blog
  • 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

  • Report
  • 18th May 2023

Features Used in Online Slot Game Adverts

This report from BIT's Gambling Policy & Research Unit involved a study of 100 online slot game adverts from August 2022 to February 2023, looking for features that could mislead people or encourage them to gamble more than they can afford.  The most common features in slot game adverts found…

  • Working paper
  • 4th May 2023

BIT Working Paper No. 002 / Moral appeals reduce simulated panic buying behaviour

We report the results of an online experiment with a representative sample of Australians. After seeing a hypothetical scenario where a new COVID-19 outbreak has been announced and the government has imposed some restrictions, participants received one of three intervention messages (or a no-message control) designed to reduce panic buying.

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 3rd May 2023

Using behavioural insights to increase uptake of remote gambling support and treatment

This report sets out potential barriers and enablers to accessing gambling support and treatment, and has explored ways behavioural insights can be used to improve uptake of gambling support and treatment services.