World What's Up!

Andy James

Natalie grew up on the Isle of Wight and has worked as an NHS GP in Tower Hamlets for the past 20 years. She is now leaving the job she loves to focus on women's health and the growing pandemic of dementia. Natalie has travelled the UK as well as the USA and Europe to see how different places manage dementia. Some of her findings have been absolutely fascinating. Her new book THE DEMENTIA REVOLUTION will be out soon!


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Season 4 Episode 1 Dr Ituna Johnson Sogbetun Specialist in Women's and Black Health
May 17 2024
Season 4 Episode 1 Dr Ituna Johnson Sogbetun Specialist in Women's and Black Health
Dr. Itunu Johnson-Sogbetun is an amazingly dynamic General Practitioner who I have had the pleasure to hear teacher. She talks with such passion you can't help but listen. In our interview we talk about her love for women health and how salt is the leading contributor to chronic and fatal diseases among the black community in the UK. A fact that is often missed by doctors. We discuss why there is sometimes distrust within the black community in regards to health treatments and how all groups can be better representated  in the health service.Dr Johnson- Sogbetun has over a decades experience in both the National Health Service and the private sector. Specializing in women's health, sexual and reproductive health, and menopause care, she is a member of the British Menopause Society. Actively involved in the RCGP North West London Faculty Board, she leads initiatives promoting Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. Dr. Johnson-Sogbetun's advocacy extends to her role in the Rock My Menopause Committee within the Primary Care Women's Health Forum. She passionately champions health equity, notably through the HEAL courses initiative, addressing health issues affecting the Black community.Beyond her medical career, Dr. Johnson-Sogbetun serves as a GP tutor and examiner at Queen Mary's University of London Medical school. Balancing professional excellence with insights gained from personal healthcare challenges, she forges a unique connection with her patients. Dr. Itunu Johnson-Sogbetun embodies a holistic approach to healthcare, bringing a wealth of experience and passion to her multifaceted roles.If you would like ton here more from Dr Johnson-Sogbetun please check out these linkshttps://www.osmosis.org/blog/2023/11/17/black-health-inequity-a-cry-for-equity-and-justice-for-allhttps://www.youtube.com/@HEALCourses
World What's Up! Season 3 Episode 7 Karen Newman Feature Film Producer
Mar 11 2023
World What's Up! Season 3 Episode 7 Karen Newman Feature Film Producer
Karen is an award-winning producer from the UK who moved in to producing following a highly successful career in Global Events Management in the City of London. Her former training as an actor combined with her exceptional organisational skills and financial acumen make her an outstanding Creative Producer.Karen is CEO and lead producer of production company, Hidden Door Productions, established in 2015.Her debut feature film, Just Charlie, has achieved critical acclaim around the world and won many awards including the prestigious Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Grand Prix in the Ecran Juniors in Cannes 2019. It has been sold to many territories internationally (theatrical and otherwise) including Amazon in the USA and most recently to SKY cinema in the UK.Karen has produced a number of privately financed short films including "Lady M" starring Samantha Bond (Tomorrow Never Dies, the World is not Enough) and Eleanor Bron (A Little Princess, Black Beauty) "Bertie" starring Alison Steadman (Life is Sweet, Gavin and Stacey) and Arthur Darvill (Dr Who, Broadchurch) and "Down" starring Amanda Donohoe (LA Law, Emmerdale) and Paul Barber (Only Fools and Horses, The Full Monty) These films have done extremely well at festivals, been BAFTA long listed and have secured distribution deals.Karen is president of the Timothy Welling Bursary, an award and mentoring scheme set up with E15 Drama School designed to support and nurture a student in their final year of training.Karen is also the Producer of the wonderful (Love Without Walls) directed by Jane Gull (My Feral Heart) which premiers at the Manchester Film Festival and is coming to cinema summer 2023!
World What's Up Season 2 Episode 5 The Band "THE NOW"
Jan 19 2022
World What's Up Season 2 Episode 5 The Band "THE NOW"
The Now are a four piece band from South Wales who, although only started playing together in 2018. They have started making an impact on the music scene with their big, highly infectious, guitar heavy tracks.The Now consists of: Shane Callaghan on Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals, Will Scott on Drums, Callum Bromage on Guitar & Vocals and Jay Evans on Bass and Vocals.The Now are determined to stand alone with a unique sound. They have music and lyrics that need to be heard and it’s the band’s mission to make sure they’re heard by as many people as possible.The Now have already worked with legendary producers like grammy award winning producer Jason Perry (Mcfly, Busted, Don Broco, The Blackout), Adam Noble (Coldplay, Biffy Clyro, Liam Gallagher) and Richard Jackson (The Automatic, Super Furry Animals and Duffy).The boys single Dr Jones has managed to start their rise to success with it featuring on BBC Radio 2 - The Rock show "Johnnie Walker" and also a numerous amount of plays on Planet Rock with Wyatt featuring the track on his show "The New Rock Show". Not long after the release of Friendly fire, they got contacted by BBC introducing Wales presenter "Adam Walton" to air Friendly Fire on the station.The Now signed their first independent record deal in September 2021 with Golden Robot Records; given The Now something they were missing to take them to the top.TourIn it together Festival supporting Noel Gallagher June 03/05/2022.Plus More dates to be confirmed (I'll keep you posted!)DON'T MISSThe NEW Single Holy out on 22/02/22.