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

Research project

The research will also explore whether providing information about radiation exposure from CT scans and the associated increase in cancer risk encourages clinicians to use safer alternatives. 

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

Research project

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.

Environmental engineering to increase hand hygiene compliance

Research project

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 sm...

OpenPrescribing: using GP prescriptions data to reduce wasteful prescribing

Research project

The project team is drawing on behavioural insights to design a range of approaches for encouraging GPs and practice managers to engage with the prescriptions data available on the OpenPrescribing web...

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

Research project

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 use...


Research project

Focuses on role of evidence in decisions to introduce or diffuse innovations in health care. ‘Real world’ case studies will examine responses to evidence relating to stroke reconfiguration, early diag...

Asset Based Approaches to Health, Care and Wellbeing

Research project

Research aims to develop a Theory of Change to support adoption and action in Asset Based Approaches to health, care and wellbeing. Led by Simon Rippon, Director at Aligned Consultancy. Due to be comp...

Funding options for the NHS and social care in the UK

Research project

Research into health and social care funding trends, innovations, and public acceptability. Led by RAND Europe.

Electronic partner notification (ePN) of sexually transmitted infection

Improvement project

This project aimed to improve partner notification outcomes by offering patients diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection access to Electronic Partner Notification.

Rapid Access Patient Investigation and Diagnosis Portal (RAPID-P)

Improvement project

This project aimed to improve timely and appropriate referral for patients with possible upper gastrointestinal malignancy, using an electronic form with clinical questions to bypass the need for a GP...

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