Clinical Activity

Doctor clinics will be covered by an experienced Urologist. Theses clinics may include:

  • Clinic assessment / out-patient appointments to discuss new health problems, to arrange surgical procedures or for follow up appointments to discuss results or ongoing problems
  • Prostate biopsies – to take small samples of the prostate so that they can be sent for analysis
  • Cystoscopies – to look at the inside of the bladder and to arrange further treatment if required
  • Urodynamic assessment – to examine why the bladder is not functioning satisfactorily.

Nurse-led clinics are covered by experienced Nurses, Nurse Practitioners or Clinical Nurse Specialists. These clinics may include:

  • Pre-operative assessment prior to surgery – this will assess your fitness for surgery and help to manage other health conditions or medication prior to surgery
  • Prostate assessment / management – to help to inform the Consultant before your clinic appointment
  • Bladder installations – to help administer medicines directly into the bladder
  • Shock-wave lithotripsy – to work with the Radiologist to deliver shock waves to help break up kidney stones
  • Bone strengthening injections – in patients with other health conditions to help prevent bones becoming fragile
  • Urodynamic assessment – to examine why the bladder is not functioning satisfactorily
  • Flow and scan clinics – to assess the urinary flow and check the volume of urine left in the bladder after urination
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence) – to discuss treatment options
  • Intermittent self-catheterisation – to help patients who are having problems emptying their bladder
  • Prostate biopsy results – after biopsy and may be a telephone appointment or face–to–face
  • Blood results follow up – telephone contact for stable prostate cancer patients to discuss results and further management
  • Trials without a catheter – to remove catheters and ensure that urine can be passed without a catheter or discuss alternatives
  • Insertion of catheters – if somebody is unable to manage without a catheter, or they cannot empty the bladder on their own.