Journal article

The UK national institute for health and clinical excellence public health guidance on behaviour change: A brief introduction

Charles Abraham, Michael P Kelly, Robert West, Susan Michie

Psychology, Health & Medicine | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2009


In October 2007, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published 'Guidelines for Behaviour change at population, community and individual levels' (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. Behaviour change at population, community and individual levels (Public Health Guidance 6), 2007, from This article provides a brief overview of, and introduction to, the guidance focussing on three of its recommendations. First, the guidance outlines skills and competencies required by those involved in the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions (BCIs). Second, it specifies a series of key psychological change ta..

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