R is one of the most popular open source statistical programming languages, but is not yet widely used in the NHS.

It has the power to visualise data in new ways, helping analysts understand problems better and offering new insights to improve the quality of care. R can be used for a range of topics in health, such as reporting hospital mortality statistics and evaluating interventions.

We’re supporting the NHS-R community to develop an NHS-R Academy and to provide training and networking opportunities for data analysts, including their national conferences which attract delegates from across the health and care system.

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NHS-R community

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Improvement project

Establishing an NHS-R community to exploit the power of R for the NHS

Improvement project

This project aims to kick-start the use of the ‘R’ statistical and graphics programming language in...

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