NHS-R/NHS.pycom Online Conference Workshop 2023 – Intermediate R – follow on from ‘Introduction to R and R Studio’

Intermediate R – follow on from ‘Introduction to R and R Studio’ with Simon Wellesley-Miller

We are very excited to announce that the NHS-R Community will be hosting its annual conference, including pre-conference online talks, online workshops and the main conference, during October 2023

The online conference workshop will be hosted via Zoom and take place on the following date:

  • Friday 06th October 2023 – 9:30am until 4:30pm (UK time)

Workshop Content

In this workshop we will be looking at applying some of the knowledge learned in the ‘Introduction to R and R Studio’ workshop and applying the methods learned to practical questions.

Key topics:

  • Further uses of dplyr with conditional statements
  • Use of group_by and mutate to create sub totals and percentages across groups
  • Date manipulation
  • Use of stringr to clean up messy strings
  • Practice with charting in GGplot and simple conversion to plotly
  • How to create pretty tables.

Ticket Information

By registering for this event, you will qualify for the following:

  • Attendance to the full workshop virtually.


A Zoom link will be provided to you to attend the conference workshop virtually. Please note that if subtitles are used, they are likely to be generated by Zoom thus, may encounter some issues converting technical language and acronyms to text.

If you require any additional information or have any accessibility requests, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Team via nhs.rcommunity@nhs.net

Additional Conference Related Activities

Please note that the conference will also include the following separate activities:

  • A series of online workshops from Thursday 28th September 2023 until Friday 06th October 2023
  • A series of online conference talks from Monday 09th October 2023 until Wednesday 11th October 2023
  • The NHS-R/NHS.pycom Conference 2023 at Edgbaston Stadium on Tuesday 17th October 2023 and Wednesday 18th October 2023 (can be attended in-person or virtually)
  • A post-conference ‘speed dating’ inspired networking session to provide community member’s with an opportunity to be introduced to other event attendees in the afternoon of Tuesday 17th October 2023 (in-person attendance required)
  • A post-conference social in the evening of Tuesday 17th October 2023 (in-person attendance required).

Event Speakers

Simon Wellesley-Miller

Senior Analytical Manger in NHS England

I am Simon Wellesley-Miller based in Exeter, I am a Senior Analytical Manger in NHS England, working in the Elective Recovery Team and also regional South West Intelligence and Insights Team. I am very passionate about using data to improve outcomes for the NHS and recently completed a Masters Degree in Healthcare Data Science at Exeter University. I have previously worked in an analytical role for a mental health provider, the police and child protection services.

I am a fellow of the NHS-R community and keen to promote data science and the use of R in the NHS, I have been using R for about 4 years and really passionate the use of R for robust analytics.

I lead for the South West Branch of APHA (association of professional healthcare analysts) and keen to promote analytical networks across the south west and wider.
In what little spare time I have, I love running and cycling, specifically ultra running. I am also a massive nerd and run dungeons and dragons sessions for my kids and friends.

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October 6, 2023

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9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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