Text Mining Patient Safety Data

This talk will discuss my PhD work in text mining patient safety incident reports in the NHS.

Why `mgcv` is awesome

A lightning talk tour of why `mgcv` is awesome, including what regression models are, options for dealing with non-linear relationships, what splines are, and how we can use splines in a Generalized Additive Modle (GAM). Simon Wood's excellent `mgcv` package makes this easy to build and fit.

Driving R adoption in an NHS information service, barriers and solutions

Summary of our use and adoption of R, and how this might help other organisations.