Promoting the use of R in the NHS


NHS-R Community datasets package released

This post briefly introduces an R package created for the NHS-R Community to help us learn and teach R. Firstly, it is now available on CRAN, the major package repository for R, and can be installed like any other package, or directly from GitHub as follows: install.packages("NHSRdatasets") #or remotes::install_github("") Why?…


How R changed me as an analyst

I suspect there are many blogs about R and why it’s so great: It’s free! It’s open source! There’s a […]


Dygraphs for mortality surveillance I recently presented some of the mortality surveillance charts we use to @RLadiesLondon (a very welcoming group!) and […]

Exact Matching in R

Exact matching in R: a case study of the health and care costs associated with living alone, using linked data […]

Count of working days function

It’s at this time of year I need to renew my season ticket and I usually get one for the […]

SQL Server Database connections in R

Getting data into R One of the things I found most difficult when learning R was getting data from our SQL Servers […]

Introduction to Funnel Plots

Funnel plots Funnel plots are a common tool for comparing organisations or units using proportions or standardised rates. A common […]