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Using {sf} to calculate catchment areas

R is a highly capable GIS tool, thanks to the {sf} pacakge. In this post I am going to show […]

Can we rely on synthetic data to overcome data governance issue in healthcare?

I recently came across a term synthetic data. I start wondering what does it mean? I found that it is […]

Software licensing

At NHS-R we all support open source software. R itself is open source. So is RStudio. CRAN packages are open […]

Learned from Community

How many instant message notifications do you get a day? We get message notifications for conversations we have with others, […]

Two-Way Business Intelligence – Partnering Shiny and SQL to Capture Insights in Performance Reporting

Performance and operational reporting is one of the key functions of the Information team at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. […]

Announcing a new NHS-R + Hexitime partnership

It all began with one member of the NHS-R Community, reaching out and asking how she could get someone more […]

NHS-R Book Club

Nujcharee Haswell Data Scientist Apprentice, North Yorkshire County Council “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience; this is a […]

NHS-R Member Profile – Robin Hinks

R is a powerful tool for manipulating health and care data and a lot can be learned from sharing our […]

Annotating SPC plots using annotate with ggplot

Annotating SPC plots using annotate with ggplot Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts are widely used in healthcare analytics to examine […]

SPC Charting in R

Divisional Information Specialist, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust By Christopher Reading For some time the Information Department at Worcestershire Acute […]

Forecasting R Workshop Blog

The first of a series of weekly blogs on Forecasting R for participants and a wider audience. Please click on […]

NHSRdatasets meets runcharter

This post was originally published on johnmackintosh.com but has kindly been re-posted to the NHS-R community blog. Background The NHSRdatasets package made […]

How NHS-R Community do The Apprentice…

By Zoe Turner One of the tasks on the Apprentice a number of years ago was for the contestants to […]

Forecasting R

By Bahman Rostrami-Tabar Democratising forecasting project The initiative sponsored by the International Institute of Forecasters provides cutting-edge training in the use of […]

NHS-R Community Conference II

My journey to work takes me about an hour and a half, and I catch a couple of buses with […]

Welcome to Leeds

R Users Leeds Why create a group ? Trying to learn R is tricky, there are so many ways to […]

NHS Number Validation

NHS Numbers – the backbone of the NHS NHS Numbers are the best. They are numbers that follow you through […]

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, […]

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

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

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 […]

rforhealthcare.org – A free online resource for all your R related healthcare needs

Down in the South West of England we at the PenCHORD team of the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula have […]

Format ONS spreadsheet

Background A Public Health consultant colleague Ian Bowns (@IantheBee) created a report to monitor mortality within the Trust and he […]

Using R to track NHS winter pressures

Every Thursday during winter, roughly from December to March, NHS Digital releases a week’s worth of hospital performance data, known as […]