Promoting the use of R in the NHS

Author: Gary Hutson

About Gary Hutson

(Head of Advanced Analytics)
Arden & GEM CSU

My background is in Advanced Analytics and my passions are Machine, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, R, Python, statistics, applied modelling and general programming concepts. I have been using R for 8+ years to provide various solutions to a number of my problems. Career wise - I am the Head of Advanced Analytics at Arden & GEM CSU , prior to that I worked as the Head of AI & Data Science for a predictive analytics and machine learning company called Draper & Dash, who specialise in healthcare intelligence and informatics. Additionally, I was also the Senior Data Scientist there. My public sector experience is extensive and I have had roles as Principal Analyst for Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottinghamshire Police, in various analytical, data science, statistics, managerial and programming roles.

What a NHS-R Community Conference it was – simply wow!

The NHS-R Virtual Conference had a number of excellent speakers from the Health & Social Care sector, alongside working with key partners of interest. It kicked off with a full day jammed packed of speakers from all over the NHS. The second day we had international speakers from the US, Australia and other European countries.

Tracking and getting download statistics for your R packages

I had the privilege of tapping into the R package funding stream to fund my first, and not last, CRAN […]

NHS-R 2020 Week Long Conference – so much great content, so little time to catch it all…

Originally appeared on: https://hutsons-hacks.info/nhs-r-2020-annual-conference and https://www.r-bloggers.com/2020/11/nhs-r-2020-week-long-conference/. The NHS-R conference concluded, and I am emotional that it has ended. There were […]

A simple function to create nice correlation plots

The problem I was working with a dataset where I wanted to assess the correlation of different variables in R. […]

Text Mining – Term Frequency analysis and Word Cloud creation

Text Mining – Term Frequency analysis and Word Cloud creation in R Analysing the pre-conference workshop sentiments Loading in the […]

A simple function to install and load packages in R

I was starting to despair at the amount of packages I end up using during the task of transforming, cleaning, […]

Violin and density plots in ggplot2

Violin Plots This chart is a combination of a Box Plot and a Density Plo that is rotated and placed on each side, […]

Pareto Chart in ggplot2

Background of Pareto Charts A Pareto chart, named after Vilfredo Pareto, is a type of chart that contains both bars and a line graph, where individual […]

Histogram with auto binning in ggplot2

Histograms (with auto binning) Again, we will use the mtcars dataset and use the fields in that to produce the […]

Diverging Dot Plot and Lollipop Charts – Plotting Variance with ggplot2

Creating the Dot Plot Variance chart The data preparation was used in the previous blog entitled: Diverging Bar Charts – Plotting […]

Diverging Bar Charts – Plotting Variance with ggplot2

Diverging Bar Charts The aim here is to create a diverging bar chart that shows variance above and below an […]