Welcome to NHS-R Community

Together we aim to promote the use of R in the NHS.

so that we can help improve our health and social care system using open-source data science solutions.


Deadline for conference abstracts has been extended to Friday 23rd June 2023! - Submit your abstract through this form!


We are very excited to announce that we are now accepting abstract submissions for the NHS-R Conference 2023 (17th October and 18th October)! - Submit your abstract through this form!


NHS-R Community Governance - Have your say by completing a short survey via NHS-R Slack - Join the NHS-R Slack to find out more about the Governance


Join NHS-R on Fosstodon (part of Mastodon) - Link to the Fosstodon NHS-R Community page


NHS-R Office hours - weekly scheduled time to drop in with any issues with R - Join the NHS-R Slack to get the links to join the office hours meeting


Did you know? When you join on this site if you use a public sector email address you will become a core member and have access to sign up to workshops as well as webinars?

Upcoming Event

NHS-R Workshop: Introduction to statistics in R – June 2023

June 14, 2023 - June 14, 2023 : 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Introduction to statistics in R The course duration will be 2.5 hours from 2:00pm until 4:30 pm and will take place

Latest Podcast

NHS-R Newscast: RAP, dplyr updates and Government Data Science Community events

Duration: 33.31 - February 24, 2023

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Our Aim

To support the learning, application and exploitation of R in the NHS and care system

The absence of R at scale in the NHS, means that the NHS is unable to take advantage of the huge benefits of R including a worldwide R community which freely shares learning and resources.

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Our Solution

Build a friendly community around R that learns, shares, grows together

The NHS-R community aims to support the learning, application and exploitation of R in the NHS through workshops, video tutorials, discussions and a blog that covers tutorials and tips on R.

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Dr Lydia Briggs

Dr Lydia Briggs, Data Scientist, GOSH What was the problem/challenge you were trying to address? Hospital surgical teams regularly hold meetings to discuss cases and events that have happened in their departments. The patient data to be discussed can be... Read More

Dr William Bryant

Dr William Bryant, Senior Data Scientist, GOSH The Challenge: To create a template workflow for a stream of analytics and data presentation projects for research and operational use at GOSH.  To ensure that the codebase is: interpretable, reusable & maintainable... Read More

Kate Cheema

Kate Cheema, Director of Health Intelligence, British Heart Foundation Tell us a bit about yourself, your team and how your story begins? The Health Intelligence team at the British Heart Foundation just about still qualifies as a ‘new’ team at... Read More