Online clinic on men's urology 2014


From 12-18th November 2014 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with B&BF, Orchid, Promocon & tackle prostate to present an Online Clinic on men's urology.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

Go to this Online Clinic

The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions on men's urology including urinary tract infections, prostate issues, incontinence, prostatitis, kidney stones, sexual dysfunction and testicular cancer and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

Mr Benjamin J Challacombe

Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer with a special interest in robotic surgery and minimally invasive prostate cancer treatments - BSc. MS FRCS (Urol)

Rob Cornes

Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse

Professor Christopher Eden

Consultant Urologist

Debbie Gordon

Independent Specialist Physiotherapist in Bladder & Bowel Health

Katherine Mutsvangwa

Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse

Suresh Rambaran

Specialist Nurse

Dr Jon Rees

GP, Backwell & Nailsea Medical Group with specialist interest in Men’s Health and Urology

Ali Rooke

Specialist Nurse, Prostate Cancer UK

Supporting Partners

ProstaBrit® For MenProstaBrit® For Men is a food supplement containing pollen extracts from the rye grass family with two different groups of compounds, phystosterols and flavonoids.

ProstaBrit® For Men is a food supplement containing pollen extracts from the rye grass family with two different groups of compounds, phystosterols and flavonoids. It has been specially formulated for men over the age of 45 to help maintain a normal urinary function.

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nutritional supplement formulated to support sperm qualitybabystart® FertilManplus™ is a nutritional supplement formulated to support sperm quality. Sperm quality relates to motility, count/concentration, morphology and volume.

FertilManplus™should be taken by men that have a known sperm quality problem or in support when, as a couple, a pregnancy is not occurring.

Studies show that L-Carnitine and anti-oxidant supplementation, Glutathione in particular, can improve sperm quality, and possibly increase the chances of conception. There is strong clinical evidence to show that men diagnosed with infertility have high levels of oxidative stress that may impair the quality of their sperm. Previous evidence has also shown that oxidative stress can decrease a sperm's life span, its motility, and its ability to penetrate the oocyst, or egg cell.

Nutritional therapies and antioxidants that have proven beneficial in treating male infertility and improving sperm counts, sperm morphology and motility include:

L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glutathione, Coenzyme Q10 and Folic Acid, ALLof these are included in the formulation.

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SOMAerect is a Conservative, Safe & Effective Solution to EDErectile Dysfunction is a major healthcare issue that affects every one in 10 men, and up to 20% of men between the ages of 40-70.

SOMAerect is a Conservative, Safe & Effective Solution to ED. Successful in over 92% of cases, SOMAerect Vacuum therapy is the drug-free, natural way to restore intimacy within seconds - giving you total control over the timing and duration of your erection.

Fully customizable, their next generation technology enables you to induce full penile engorgement comfortably every time and promote good penile health.

In fact, regular use often leads to a full return of natural function. Already used by millions of men worldwide, SOMAerect products can be used in complete safety with 100% consistency as many times per day as needed.

Read more about SOMAerect and the range of unique and market leading medical products from iMEDical for use in the fields of Urology and Continence Management / Treatment.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the only UK wide charity dedicated to helping people manage their continence needs as a result of both bladder and bowel control problems. B&BF provides information and support services, including a confidential, clinical helpline, for people affected by these conditions, as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals. B&BF aims to make a real difference to the lives of those living with bladder and bowel control problems and will work towards delivering the kind of services that meet the needs of people affected.


Over 43,000 men are diagnosed with a male cancer every year. Orchid is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to testicular, prostate and penile cancer. Orchid is the UK’s only registered charity specialising in all three male cancers.

Established in 1996 by a young testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne and the oncologist who saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver, Orchid works to improve the lives of people affected by male cancers through a range of dedicated support services, education and awareness campaigns and a pioneering research programme. Orchid offers a comprehensive information service staffed by two specialist Male Cancer Information Nurses, a portfolio of publications including comprehensive penile cancer and testicular cancer booklet, a dedicated website, a newsletter low-down, and a micro site for anyone affected by testicular cancer.


PromoCon works as an integral part of the charity Disabled Living NW providing a national service for people with bladder and bowel problems.

We provide impartial advice and information relating to continence issues, products and services by helping people resolve or manage their bladder and bowel problems more effectively, and provide practical solutions to what may appear initially to be irresolvable problems.

The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of life for individuals, who have bladder and/or bowel problems and their families and carers.

Read more about PromoCon.

tackle prostate

Tackle prostate cancer is a campaign run by the Prostate Cancer Support Federation which:

  • raises awareness of prostate cancer,
  • encourages early detection of prostate cancer,
  • seeks to ensure that men with prostate cancer always get the best treatment whatever the stage of their disease,
  • strives to remove injustices in treatment pathways offered to prostate cancer patients.

Our telephone helpline is manned by prostate cancer patients 365 days per year from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Read more about tackle prostate.