behaviour change

Drinks that are high in sugar are to be taxed as part of the government’s strategy to tackle obesity. The tax will come into effect in April 2018; drinks with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml will face a levy, while a higher tax will be placed on those with more than 8g.

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A recent trial involving more than 1500 GP practices found that writing to GPs about their antibiotics prescribing resulted in 73,000 fewer prescriptions over six months. The trial (see tinyurl.com/hwoagnr), a collaboration between...

The Change Exchange is a collaboration between The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), University of Manchester and the Global Health Exchange.

Using theories, interventions and measures of behaviour and behaviour change they aim to assist UK healthcare...

Over two days in London this September, the Behavioural Insights Team hosted the inaugural Behavioural Exchange Insights Conference at Park Plaza Westminster.

Addressing an array of global...

Could Psychology be heading for a new era, where the subject becomes increasingly influential in guiding policy and legislation? Recent events seem to signal a shifting focus towards psychology and the behavioural sciences in the political world.

The newly appointed...