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.


Present a webinar or run your own workshop through NHS-R Community! - Fill the form with your details of what you'd like to offer!


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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?


Want to introduce young people to the joys of R then look at R-girls lesson plans to get started! - R-girls


Upcoming Event

NHS-R Workshop: Introduction to R and R Studio Parts 1 & 2 – 21 February & 28 February 2024

February 21, 2024 - February 28, 2024 : 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Introduction to R and R Studio Learn about how to import data, wrangle data and produce and export graphs. Pre-requisites:

Latest Podcast

NHS-R Podcast - Matt Dray

Duration: 43 - December 1, 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