The NHS-R community aims to support the learning, application and exploitation of R in the NHS through workshops, video tutorials and providing a platform for discussion and sharing of developing best practice solutions to NHS problems.
With funding support from the Health Foundation’s Advancing Applied Analytics programme (which is aimed at improving analytical capability in support of health and care services.) The Improvement Academy & University of Bradford will lead this initiative with support from NHS Improvement, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit & NHS Wales Delivery Unit
“R is a powerful, free open source data science and statistics environment, used in industry, academia and major corporations (eg Microsoft, Google, Facebook) but its use in the NHS is almost non-existent. 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. This award will enable us to set up and establish an NHS-R community that supports the learning, application and exploitation of R in the NHS…”
Mohammed A Mohammed, Professor, University of Bradford