Improving efficiency by building behavioural insights into an innovative NHS procurement portal

Exploring how behavioural insights can be applied to an online procurement system, to generate cost savings without compromising quality. The project team will test how messages and prompts can be used throughout the buying process to encourage efficient and effective purchasing decisions. L...

Environmental engineering to increase hand hygiene compliance

Examining how simple changes in the hand washing areas of hospital wards can subconscious influence people to follow good hand hygiene practice. The study will test the effect that two triggers – a smell and an image – have on hand washing compliance on four hospital wards. Led by Warwick Bu...

BLUEPRINTS: Does targeted parental education reduce non-urgent paediatric emergency department and urgent care centre reattendance?

This project will use insights from behavioural science to design a new intervention for families that have attended PED or UCC with a non-urgent healthcare concern.

Does feedback on cost or radiation dose for common diagnostic tests modify demand in a busy district general hospital?

Examines whether providing feedback to clinicians about the cost of commonly used blood tests and CT scans is an effective way to reduce unnecessary demand for diagnostic tests. The research will also explore whether providing information about radiation exposure from CT scans and the associat...

Partnering for improvement

Research aims to study partnering arrangements between and within NHS trusts in order to improve the quality of services. Led by Robin Miller, Senior Fellow & Dr Ross Millar, Lecturer at Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. The resear...

Peri-operative medicine service for high-risk surgery: implementation pilot (POM-SHIP)

Run by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Focusing on surgical patients in the acute hospital. Aiming to reduce post-operative complications and improve quality of life for high-risk surgical patients. Features the development and implementation of a peri-operative...

Management of advanced chronic liver disease in a hospice setting – a shared care strategy

South east England
This project aimed to improve care for people with advanced chronic liver disease through timely access to support services and interventions, and hospice-based clinical and therapeutic services.

Using electronic data to identify bottlenecks in secondary care at weekends and improve patient flow

Run by Royal Derby Hospital, in partnership with the University of Nottingham. Focused on patients being treated in secondary care during weekends. Aiming to remove weekend bottlenecks on medical wards at the acute hospital and so improve patient flow.   Will embed a clinical epidemiolog...

Reducing inequalities in care for people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: implementation of an innovative community-based and specialist supported integrated care pathway in East Yorkshire

Yorkshire and the Humber
This innovative project from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust brings together GPs and liver specialists through an e-consult clinic, as part of an IT-based integrated care pathway for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).