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DSM staff profile

Dr Carol Atmore

PositionHead of Department
DepartmentDepartment of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
QualificationsMBChB PhD FRNZCGP MSc(PublicHealth) DipCommunityEmergMed DipObs
Research summaryHealth system design, community based generalism, rural health, integrated care
TeachingGeneral Practice Trainee Intern module co-convener
MembershipsRoyal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Otago Faculty Secretary; Member, National Screening Advisory Committee; MBChB Curriculum Committee member
ClinicalGeneral practice and continuity of care

Research

Dr Carol Atmore is a general practitioner in Dunedin, and senior lecturer and Head of Department in the Department of General Practice and Rural Health at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. She has spent many years working as a General Practitioner and health service clinical leader on the West Coast prior to moving to Dunedin in 2016. She also held senior clinical leadership roles at South Island and national level. She has led health system service redesign to integrate community care, primary care, mental health and hospital services in rural communities, including the strengthening of local networks between smaller and larger hospitals. Her interests include health system design, the role of generalism in the evolving New Zealand health system, integrated care, rural health and regional networks.

Publications

Atmore, C., Dovey, S., Gauld, R., Gray, A. R., & Stokes, T. (2021). Do people living in rural and urban locations experience differences in harm when admitted to hospital? A cross-sectional New Zealand general practice records review study. BMJ Open, 11, e046207. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046207

Atmore, C., & Stokes, T. (2020). Turning on a dime: Pre- and post- COVID-19 consultation patterns in an urban general practice. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1523), 65-75. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gurung, G., Atmore, C., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2020). Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: A scoping review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(3), 253-280. doi: 10.1108/JICA-01-2020-0003

Stokes, T., Atmore, C., Penno, E., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Protocol for a mixed methods realist evaluation of regional District Health Board groupings in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 9, e030076. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030076

Gauld, R., Atmore, C., Baxter, J., Crampton, P., & Stokes, T. (2019). The 'elephants in the room' for New Zealand's health system in its 80th anniversary year: General practice charges and ownership models. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1489), 8-14. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Atmore, C., Dovey, S., Gauld, R., Gray, A. R., & Stokes, T. (2021). Do people living in rural and urban locations experience differences in harm when admitted to hospital? A cross-sectional New Zealand general practice records review study. BMJ Open, 11, e046207. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046207

Journal - Research Article

Atmore, C., & Stokes, T. (2020). Turning on a dime: Pre- and post- COVID-19 consultation patterns in an urban general practice. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1523), 65-75. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Atmore, C., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2020). Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: A scoping review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(3), 253-280. doi: 10.1108/JICA-01-2020-0003

Journal - Research Article

Sharples, K., Firth, M., Hinder, V., Hill, A., Jeffery, M., Sarfati, D., … Atmore, C., … Derrett, S., … Keating, J., … Jackson, C., & Findlay, M. (2018). The New Zealand PIPER Project: Colorectal cancer survival according to rurality, ethnicity and socioeconomic deprivation: Results from a retrospective cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 24-39. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Firth, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Hinder, V. A., Macapagal, J., Sarfati, D., Derrett, S. L., … Atmore, C., Keating, J. P., Jeffery, M., … Jackson, C. G. C. A., & Findlay, M. P. N. (2016). Methods of a national colorectal cancer cohort study: The PIPER Project. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 25-36. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., Atmore, C., Baxter, J., Crampton, P., & Stokes, T. (2019). The 'elephants in the room' for New Zealand's health system in its 80th anniversary year: General practice charges and ownership models. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1489), 8-14. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Stokes, T., Atmore, C., Penno, E., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Protocol for a mixed methods realist evaluation of regional District Health Board groupings in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 9, e030076. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030076

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2017). General practice evolution in New Zealand: Hybridisation in action. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(3), 220-224. doi: 10.1071/HC17043

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2016). Providing health care across distance: Scottish solutions to rural challenges. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 189-192. doi: 10.1071/HCv8n3_ED3

Journal - Research Other

Doolan-Noble, F., Atmore, C., & Greatbanks, R. (2016). General practice: Balancing business and care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 193-195. doi: 10.1071/HC15912

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2015). The role of medical generalism in the New Zealand health system into the future. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1419), 50-55. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2015). The Transalpine Health Service model: A New Zealand approach to achieving sustainable hospital services in a small district general hospital. Future Hospital Journal, 2(2), 117-120. doi: 10.7861/futurehosp.2-2-117

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2007). Doing diabetes on the Coast: The development of the West Coast Integrated Diabetes Service. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(1), 30-34.

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C., Milne, A., & Pearce, N. (1989). Modes of hepatitis B virus transmission in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 102(869), 277-280.

Journal - Research Other

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