Promoting the use of R in the NHS

Author: Tom Jemmett

About Tom Jemmett

(Senior Healthcare Analyst)
The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire CSU

Tom is a Senior Healthcare Analyst working at the Strategy Unit. He has worked in the NHS for over 10 years in information roles. Tom has a degree in Computer Science and Pure Mathematics and is a member of The British Computer Society and an Associate Member of the Institute of Mathematics and it's Applications. You can find Tom at

Don’t Repeat Yourself!

One of the greatest benefits of using R over spreadsheets is that it's very easy to re-use and re-purpose code. Learn how to write functions to further improve your code re-usability and cut down on errors.