NHS-R/NHS.pycom Online Conference Workshop 2023 – Introduction to Regression Modelling in R

Introduction to Regression Modelling in R with Chris Mainey

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:

  • Thursday 28th September 2023 – 1:30pm until 5:00pm (UK time)

Workshop Content

This workshop introduces regression and correlation analyses as analytical tools. We will explore how linear regression allows us to interpret the relationship between two variables. We will then expand this to include more variables, different types (such as categorical data), and examine the outputs of models. We will discuss assessing model quality and predictive accuracy.
We then introduce the Generalised Linear Model, and apply the principles of the earlier session to different kinds of data including count data and binary data. The final sections introduce how to use fitted models to predict outcomes and how that can be used.

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

Chris Mainey

NHS Data Scientist

Chris Mainey is an NHS data scientist and leads the specialist analytics team at North Central London ICB. He has experience in patient safety at NHSE, national benchmarking at University Hospitals Birmingham, and in public health, clinical networks, acute trust informatics, and leading analytical and data science teams. He completed his PhD in applied statistics and machine learning at UCL in 2020, focussing on methods for analysing incident reporting data in the NHS using multi-level regression models, Generalized Additive Models (GAMs), tree and random forest methods and natural language processing (NLP). He has a strong interest in training and teaching, and is a senior fellow of the NHS-R community.

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September 28, 2023

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1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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