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Health Sciences profile

Dr Lynn McBain

PositionHead of Department and Senior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Primary Health Care and General Practice (Wellington)
QualificationsBSc MD (Dal) LMCC FRNZCGP
Research summaryClinical services evaluation; medical education

Research

Lynn joined the Department in 1995 and since 2018 has the role of Head of Department. She graduated from medical school at Dalhousie University in Canada and immigrated to New Zealand to work in General Practice in the late 1980’s. She continues active general practice as a partner at Brooklyn Medical Centre. She also holds the position of Medical Director and is part of Executive Leadership team of Tū Ora Compass Health, the largest Primary Health Organisation in the lower North Island. She has a strong interest in clinical governance and Chairs the regional Laboratory Alliance Leadership Team and CCDHB Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Network Steering Group. She also applies her professional expertise as the Chair of Impairment Committees for the NZ Education Council and Convenor of Professional Conduct Committees for the NZ Medical Council. In 2011 she was awarded the honour of Distinguished Fellowship of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).

Lynn has a range of research interests including medical education, long term conditions, quality in primary care and particularly health services research.

Publications

Cullen, J., Childerhouse, P., & McBain, L. (2022). Contextual antecedents of quality improvement: A comparative case study in rural, urban and Kaupapa Māori general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(2), 179-186. doi: 10.1071/hc22012

Lord, S., Teh, R., Gibson, R., Smith, M., Wrapson, W., Thomson, M., … McBain, L., … Abey-Nesbit, R., and on behalf of the AWESSoM Project Team, including Jamieson, H. (2022). Optimising function and well-being in older adults: Protocol for an integrated research programme in Aotearoa/New Zealand. BMC Geriatrics, 22, 215. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-02845-7

Campbell, C., Morris, C., & McBain, L. (2021). Electronic transmission of prescriptions in primary care: Transformation, timing and teamwork. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(4), 340-350. doi: 10.1071/hc21050

Hudson, B., Pitama, S., McBain, L., Robson, B., Stokes, T., Baxter, J., & Crampton, P. (2021). A brief response to Hawkins: A call for socially responsive research in Māori health. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(3), 204. doi: 10.1071/hc21094

Canty, J., McBain, L., & Gray, L. (2021). Simulating ‘that jaw drop moment’: Challenging heteronormative assumptions in a novel clinical consultation skills session with undergraduate medical students. MedEdPublish, 10(1), 182. doi: 10.15694/mep.2021.000034.2

McKinlay, E., & McBain, L. (2010). The palliative care partnership: The evolution of a New Zealand model of integrated palliative care. In A. Fortier & S. Turcotte (Eds.), Health education: Challenges, issues and impact. (pp. 241-262). New York: Nova.

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Cullen, J., Childerhouse, P., & McBain, L. (2022). Contextual antecedents of quality improvement: A comparative case study in rural, urban and Kaupapa Māori general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(2), 179-186. doi: 10.1071/hc22012

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Campbell, C., Morris, C., & McBain, L. (2021). Electronic transmission of prescriptions in primary care: Transformation, timing and teamwork. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(4), 340-350. doi: 10.1071/hc21050

Journal - Research Article

Canty, J., McBain, L., & Gray, L. (2021). Simulating ‘that jaw drop moment’: Challenging heteronormative assumptions in a novel clinical consultation skills session with undergraduate medical students. MedEdPublish, 10(1), 182. doi: 10.15694/mep.2021.000034.2

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Wilson, A. D., Kelly, M. J., Henderson, E., McBain, L., Jayathissa, S., & Loring, B. (2019). Reducing inappropriate urine testing at Hutt Valley District Health Board using Choosing Wisely principles. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1488), 11-20. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Huthwaite, M., Tucker, M., McBain, L., & Romans, S. (2018). Off label or on trend: A review of the use of quetiapine in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1474), 45-50. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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McBain, L., & Kyle, A. (2018). Renal function monitoring in patients prescribed dabigatran in the Compass Health Primary Health Organisation: A quality improvement audit. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1471), 40-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Turner, N. M., MacRae, J., Nowlan, M. L., McBain, L., Stubbe, M. H., & Dowell, A. (2018). Quantifying the incidence and burden of herpes zoster in New Zealand general practice: A retrospective cohort study using a natural language processing software inference algorithm. BMJ Open, 8, e021241. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021241

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Dowell, A., Darlow, B., Macrae, J., Stubbe, M., Turner, N., & McBain, L. (2017). Childhood respiratory illness presentation and service utilisation in primary care: A six-year cohort study in Wellington, New Zealand, using natural language processing (NLP) software. BMJ Open, 7(7), e017146. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017146

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Gamble, E., Parry-Strong, A., Coppell, K. J., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, L., … Krebs, J. D. (2017). Development of a structured diabetes self-management education program specific to the cultural and ethnic population of New Zealand. Nutrition & Dietetics, 74(4), 415-422. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12148

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McDonald, J., McBain, L., Dowell, A. C., & Morris, C. (2017). GPs' views and experiences of prescribing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: A qualitative study. BJGP Open, 1(2), bjgpopen17X100869. doi: 10.3399/bjgpopen17X100869

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Kane, P., Jasperse, M., Egan, R., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Pullon, S., & Herst, P. (2016). Continuity of cancer patient care in New Zealand: The general practitioner perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 55-63. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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McBain, L., Pullon, S., Garrett, S., & Hoare, K. (2016). Genital examination training: Assessing the effectiveness of an integrated female and male teaching programme. BMC Medical Education, 16, 299. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0822-y

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Ng, B., McBain, L., & Grainger, R. (2016). Rheumatologists fail to advise people with RA to get immunised, which matters if you are under 65: An audit in a New Zealand rheumatology service. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1446), 72-78. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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MacRae, J., Darlow, B., McBain, L., Jones, O., Stubbe, M., Turner, N., & Dowell, A. (2015). Accessing primary care Big Data: The development of a software algorithm to explore the rich content of consultation records. BMJ Open, 5(8), e008160. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008160

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MacRae, J., Love, T., Baker, M. G., Dowell, A., Carnachan, M., Stubbe, M., & McBain, L. (2015). Identifying influenza-like illness presentation from unstructured general practice clinical narrative using a text classifier rule-based expert system versus a clinical expert. BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 15, 78. doi: 10.1186/s12911-015-0201-3

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McBain, L., Donnelly, S., Hilder, J., O'Leary, C., & McKinlay, E. (2015). "I wanted to communicate my feelings freely": A descriptive study of creative responses to enhance reflection in palliative medicine education. BMC Medical Education, 15, 180. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0465-4

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McKinlay, E., McBain, L., Stanley, J., Johnston Taylor, E., & Robertson, G. (2014). Does multimodal palliative care education help medical students talk with patients at end-of-life? Focus on Health Professional Education, 15(3), 64-80.

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Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Gamble, E., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, E. S., … Coppell, K. J. (2013). A structured, group-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) programme for people, families and whanau with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in New Zealand: An observational study. Primary Care Diabetes, 7(2), 151-158. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2013.02.002

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McKinlay, E., Garrett, S., McBain, L., Dowell, T., Collings, S., & Stanley, J. (2011). New Zealand general practice nurses' roles in mental health care. International Nursing Review, 58(2), 225-233. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2010.00859.x

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Smith, R., Krebs, J., Weatherall, M., McBain, L., Hullah, M., & Shapleski, M. (2011). Analysis of a primary care led diabetes annual review programme in a multi ethnic cohort in Wellington, New Zealand. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 91(2), 164-170. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2010.11.018

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McKinlay, E., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2009). New Zealand men's health care: Are we meeting the needs of men in general practice? Journal of Primary Health Care, 1(4), 302-310.

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McKinlay, E., McBain, L., & Gray, B. (2009). Teaching and learning about chronic conditions management for undergraduate medical students: Utilizing the patient-as-teacher approach. Chronic Illness, 5(3), 209-218. doi: 10.1177/1742395309343812

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McKinlay, E., & McBain, L. (2007). Evaluation of the Palliative Care Partnership: A New Zealand solution to the provision of integrated palliative care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1263). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1263/2745/content.pdf

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Dowell, A., Bushnell, J., McLeod, D., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2006). The treatment of common mental health problems in general practice. Family Practice, 23, 53-59.

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Collings, S., The MaGPIe Research Group, including Bushnell, J., Dowell, A., McLeod, D., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2005). Disability and the detection of mental disorder in primary care. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 40(12), 994-1002. doi: 10.1007/s00127-005-0984-0

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McKinlay, E., Plumridge, L., McBain, L., McLeod, D., Pullon, S., & Brown, S. (2005). ″What sort of health promotion are you talking about?″: A discourse analysis of the talk of general practitioners. Social Science & Medicine, 60, 1099-1106.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Bushnell, J., McLeod, D., Dowell, A., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2005). Mental disorders among Maori attending their general practitioner. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(5), 401-406.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Dowell, A., Bushnell, J., McLeod, D., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2005). The effectiveness of case-finding for mental health problems in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 55, 665-669.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Kljakovic, M., Dowell, A., McLeod, D., Bushnell, J., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., & McBain, L. (2005). Recognition of physical and psychological symptoms: No influence of GP demographic factors. Australian Family Physician, 34(8), 1-4.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including McLeod, D., Bushnell, J., Dowell, A., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2005). Do patients want to disclose psychological problems to GPs? Family Practice, 22(6), 631-637.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including McLeod, D., Bushnell, J., Dowell, A., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2005). General practitioners' perceptions of barriers to their provision of mental healthcare: A report on Mental Health and General Practice Investigation (MaGPIe). New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1222). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1222/1654/content.pdf

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Bushnell, J., McLeod, D., Dowell, A., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2004). General practitioner recognition of mental illness in the absence of a 'gold standard'. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 38, 789-794.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Bushnell, J., McLeod, D., Dowell, A., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2004). Frequency of consultations and general practitioner recognition of psychological symptoms. British Journal of General Practice, 54, 838-842.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Bushnell, J., McLeod, D., Dowell, A., Salmond, C., Ramage, S., Cave, R., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., & McBain, L. (2003). The nature and prevalence of psychological problems in New Zealand primary healthcare: A report on Mental Health and General Practice Investigation (MaGPIe). New Zealand Medical Journal, 116(1171). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/116-1171/379/content.pdf

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Pullon, S. R., McBain, L., & Allison, S. (2002). Repeat prescribing practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Family Physician, 29(1), 19-23.

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McLeod, D., McBain, L., & Nydam, T. (2001). A prospective study of immunisation for a cohort of children. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 12-14.

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The MaGPIe Research Group, including Bushnell, J., Dowell, A., Friedli, K., McLeod, D., McMurray, K., Salmond, C., Collings, S., Ellis, P., Kljakovic, M., McBain, L., & Salmond, G. (2001). Psychological problems in New Zealand primary health care: A report on the pilot phase of the Mental Health and General Practice Investigation (MaGPIe). New Zealand Medical Journal, 114(1124), 11-13.

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McBain, L., & McLeod, D. (2000). Changing the delivery of diabetes care. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, August, 20.

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McBain, L., McLeod, D., Coppell, K., & Manning, P. (2000). The provision of care for patients with diabetes in general practice. New Zealand Family Physician, 27(26), 49-55.

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McBain, L., McLeod, D., Coppell, K., & Manning, P. J. (2000). Diabetes care in general practice. New Zealand Family Physician, 27(6), 49-60.

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Pullon, S. R., & McBain, L. (1998). All the world's a stage: simulated patients in consultation skills teaching. New Zealand Family Physician, 25(3), 53-56.

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Lord, S., Teh, R., Gibson, R., Smith, M., Wrapson, W., Thomson, M., … McBain, L., … Abey-Nesbit, R., and on behalf of the AWESSoM Project Team, including Jamieson, H. (2022). Optimising function and well-being in older adults: Protocol for an integrated research programme in Aotearoa/New Zealand. BMC Geriatrics, 22, 215. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-02845-7

Journal - Research Other

Hudson, B., Pitama, S., McBain, L., Robson, B., Stokes, T., Baxter, J., & Crampton, P. (2021). A brief response to Hawkins: A call for socially responsive research in Māori health. Journal of Primary Health Care, 13(3), 204. doi: 10.1071/hc21094

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McKinlay, E., Esplin, J., Howard-Brown, C., Smith, J., & McBain, L. (2021). Implementing a managed clinical network in a small country: A New Zealand case study. International Journal of Healthcare Management, 14(3), 898-905. doi: 10.1080/20479700.2020.1713536

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McKinlay, E., Colquhoun, G., Gallagher, P., & McBain, L. (2017). "Pull down your pants, and slide on the ice": Medical students' experiences of a creative writing workshop. RHiME, 4, 58-61. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/

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McKinlay, E., McBain, L., & Pullon, S. (2015). Developing film resources for interprofessional education: Effective partnerships. Medical Education, 49(11), 1155-1156. doi: 10.1111/medu.12837

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Jutel, A., & McBain, L. (2012). Do we really need to know? JAMA, 308(15), 1533-1534. doi: 10.1001/2012.jama.12266

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Mann, S., & McBain, L. (2012). The use of troponin testing in primary care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1357). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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McKinlay, E., McBain, L., Stanley, J., Taylor, E. J., & Robertson, G. (2011). Does a multi component palliative care education programme help medical students talk with patients at end-of-life? [Letter]. Medical Teacher, 33(10), 864. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2011.618042

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Pullon, S., & McBain, L. (2009). Out-of-hours care: Renumeration alone is no panacea [Editorial]. British Journal of General Practice, 59(558), 3-4. doi: 10.3399/bjgp09X394770

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Garrett, S., Dowell, T., Bos, V., Collings, S., McBain, L., & McKinlay, E. (2007). The challenge of improving access to mental health services within a primary care setting. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(1), 25-29.

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