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  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Report
  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 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.

  • Blog
  • 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,…

  • Blog
  • 12th Jun 2019

Integrating health and social care: making it work for staff

Navigating the challenges facing local government

  • Blog
  • 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.

  • Report
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 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…

  • Blog
  • 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…