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- 5th Nov 2018
Catching cancer early in Greater Manchester: new trial results
Almost half of the UK population will get cancer during their lifetime. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical for improving cancer survival rates and quality of life, yet one in five cases of cancer is still detected late through emergency hospital admissions. The national cancer screening programmes (breast, cervical and…
- 24th Jan 2019
The Behavioural Insights Team Annual Update Report 2017-18
Latest results from the team, covering issues from healthcare to humanitarian aid.
- Case study
- 24th Jan 2019
Increasing urgent referrals for cancer treatment
Almost half the UK population will get cancer during their lifetime.
- 28th Jan 2019
Catching cancer early in Greater Manchester: Boosting GP referrals
In the second post of our 'catching cancer early' blog series we set out the findings from a trial in the Greater Manchester area that assessed the impact of social norm feedback on urgent cancer referral rates.
- 23rd May 2019
Using small changes to tackle loneliness
Last week, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration published a new report, written in conjunction with The Challenge. It includes ideas to bring people together and reduce loneliness, such as using public transport as a place to spark conversation and connections, encouraging the development of intergenerational care homes,…
- 12th Jun 2019
Integrating health and social care: making it work for staff
Navigating the challenges facing local government
- 15th Aug 2019
BIT joins forces with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to drive behaviour change in landlords
BIT is working with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to test the effectiveness of homelessness interventions by applying - and rigorously evaluating - behavioural science methods.
- 1st Nov 2019
EAST for Health & Safety
The EAST framework focuses on four simple principles to encourage a behaviour: make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). This version of EAST focuses on how the behavioural insights approach can help keep people safe when they are at work. This field of health and safety in the workplace…
- 1st Nov 2019
Keeping people safe at work using behavioural insights
It’s Friday and for many in the UK, the weekend means a trip to the local chippy to enjoy some fish and chips. But getting fish to our tables has a hidden high cost: commercial fishing remains one of the nation’s deadliest professions. One of the leading causes of death…
- 18th Feb 2021
Helping local economies rebuild after COVID-19 - collecting evidence on what works
Before the pandemic the UK had some of the highest levels of regional inequality in the developed world. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing differences, for example unemployment has risen four times as much in Blackpool as in Cambridge. Manchester (where BIT North is based, and I live) has been…