Deferred Care Session 2 - cardiovascular disease, diabetes risk and cancer screening

19 Jul 2022
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM


Available to

Continuing Professional Development



Supporting the workforce
Chronic disease

The pandemic has seen huge numbers of patients delaying or cancelling usual – and even urgent – care.

This interactive webinar is the second of our series of deferred care sessions. It will explore the impact of deferred care on the population aged 30 – 65 years’ old and the following topics: 

  • cardiovascular disease 
  • diabetes risk 
  • cancer screening (bowel, breast, and cervical screening). 

The session will include statistics, key targets and achievable strategies for improving care. Presenters will provide realistic and easy to implement strategies on how to move forward from the crisis phase of the pandemic and incorporate regular health care and wellness back into primary care.  

We will also provide resources and information on the best local services to connect with for support and referral. 


Experienced primary care clinicians A/Prof Ralph Audehm and practice nurse Natalie Simpson-Stewart will present this session. 

Ralph Audehm is a GP with over 25 years’ experience. He obtained a Diploma from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1987 and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne. He has a longstanding interest in chronic disease management (CDM), especially diabetes and heart disease. He enjoys teaching medical students, GP registrars and other GPs. 

Natalie Simpson Stewart is an experienced practice nurse with 15 years’ experience in settings including defence, community and primary care. Natalie has a passion for CDM, using digital health and tools to efficiently manage patient care, and has a longstanding history of successful immunisation clinics. 

Learning outcomes:

After attending this session, participants will be able to: 

  • describe current health data relevant to population aged between 30 – 65 years for cardiovascular disease, diabetes risk, cancer screening  
  • apply strategies to improve health outcomes of population aged between 30 – 65 years for cardiovascular disease, diabetes risk, cancer screening  
  • identify suitable services and resources relevant to for cardiovascular disease, diabetes risk, cancer screening.