NHS-R Workshop: Introduction to R and R Studio – 17th April 2024

Introduction to R and R Studio

  • Tuesday 12th December 2023 with Dr Daniel Wieand
  • 9:30am until 4:30pm (UK time)

The course will be one day and will take place online.

Learn about how to import data, wrangle data and produce and export graphs.

Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of R is required; however, it is assumed that you will have a moderate level of computer literacy. For example, you will be able to navigate to drives and files and be confident in searching for solutions to technical problems on the internet. You will work with, or have an interest in, data..

About the course: This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in data analysis using Excel, SQL, Access or uses statistical programmes like SPSS to get started with R and R Studio.  After this course, you will:

  • See examples of R in producing healthcare related visualisations and use publicly available healthcare data to answer questions.
  • Recognise and understand key terms often used by users of R.
  • Interact with R using the RStudio environment.
  • Learn how to set up some of the accessibility features of RStudio.
  • Take charge of their workflow using RStudio projects.
  • Import data into R using csv files (other data sources will be discussed).
  • Carry out data manipulation using simple steps to solve complex problems.
  • Join multiple tables together.
  • Produce and save plots using ggplot2.
  • Learn how to find more information on functions within R packages.
  • Open an RMarkdown template and learn how to get started in producing an integrated text and code report. Take away ideas for continuing learning after the course


Please register via the Sign up link in the right panel.
You will need to register as a member of the NHS-R Community to register for NHS-R Events.

You will receive a confirmation email, further workshop information including the calendar invite with the Zoom link to join the workshop will be sent out to you nearer the date.

Please note: This course is limited to Core members – details are in the NHSR Way book

For further information, please contact: nhs.rcommunity@nhs.net

Event Speakers

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Dr Daniel Weiand

Consultant Medical Microbiologist

Daniel joined Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust as a Consultant Medical Microbiologist in 2015, and has a special interest in nephrology, urology, solid organ transplantation (kidney and pancreas), vascular surgery, medical education, clinical informatics and quality improvement.

Before moving to the North East, Daniel trained in Aberdeen, Sheffield, York, Hull and Leeds.

Additional responsibilities include:

Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University;
Medical Examiner for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH);
Clinical Informatics Lead for the Integrated Laboratory Medicine Directorate at NUTH;
Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) priority co-lead at NUTH;
Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)

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April 17, 2024

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9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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