Sexual Health

London | Aberdeen

We provide integrated care through our team of highly skilled family physicians and welcome every individual to our clinic for high quality personalised assessment and management of sexual health.

We pride ourselves on providing a non-judgemental and comfortable service. Our team of trained GPs have a wealth of experience in sexual health and will offer you discreet and private care in a professional yet friendly manner.

As a clinic, we are committed to offering patients the best and most up-to-date treatment options. We were one of the first clinics in the UK to offer PreP HIV treatment, a demonstration of our commitment to using the latest treatments to meet our patient’s needs.

Our sexual health service provides an array of services:

Contraception and Family Planning

At ROC Private Clinic our friendly and experienced doctors can provide you with confidential and personalised contraception and family planning services, whatever your needs are. Contact our clinic to book an appointment.

Erectile dysfunction

We feel that erectile dysfunction (ED) is often overlooked at GP consultations. At ROC we understand the impact it can have on wellbeing, and are here to provide support.

With our clinician experience, and commitment to improving patient wellbeing, we have been running a successful ED clinic since 2018. Our clinic’s aim is to provide personalised and holistic solutions to ED.

Priding ourselves in offering the most efficient evidence-based treatments, we offer Morenova Low Intensity Shock wave therapy at our Aberdeen clinic, as a treatment option for vascular causes.

Would this Appointment be for you?

Many individuals will be affected by ED (also called impotence) on at least one occasion in their lives.


Erectile Dysfunction becomes more common with age. Approximately half of affected individuals are affected aged 40-70, rising to two-thirds of individuals over 70. Common causes of erectile dysfunction include stress, fatigue and excess alcohol, but often there may be other contributing factors.

The inability to obtain or sustain an erection can have devastating effects on an individual’s quality of life, but at ROC we are committed to excellent patient care, and our experienced clinicians can help.

Unsure? Contact us and we can talk through any concerns or questions you may have.

What to expect at your first appointment?

We recommend that you attend before 11am, and having fasted if possible as blood tests may be required. If you have undertaken investigations elsewhere, or you are currently undertaking treatment please bring details along.

Prior to the appointment you will be asked to compete several questionnaires; these aim to assess your condition in detail. A doctor will be taking a thorough history, followed by examination. Tests may be recommended including testosterone, diabetes check, lipids. Occasionally a scan may be recommended.

You will be required to return to discuss the results and develop a tailored treatment plan.

What is Low Shock Intensity Treatment / MoreNova?

Speak to one of our GPs about Low Shock Intensity Treatment. This treatment works by using low intensity shockwaves to restore penile blood flow and improve sexual function.

Why Book an ED appointment at ROC?

  • Rapid Access
  • Top Expertise
  • Discreet Service
  • Medication-free Solution available
  • Holistic Approach
  • Testosterone Deficiency Assessment
  • Improved sense of wellbeing
  • Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation

Testosterone deficiency

ROC Private Clinic was amongst the first UK clinics to assess and treat testosterone deficiency. We are open minded, we listen, and we deliver you personalised treatments in line with the latest guidelines and evidence.

Our approach is integrative – we will look at all your needs being emotional, physical, nutritional and social. Our doctors are highly experienced in dealing with patients who are experiencing symptoms of testosterone deficiency.
Call us today, to see someone who can help.

How can ROC help?

In our clinics we aim to identify the causes that have resulted in your low male hormone levels, to replenish testosterone levels to their normal range, and to improve associated symptoms including erectile dysfunction, poor sex drive and low energy levels.

What to expect when attending?

Our doctors will take a detailed confidential medical history, perform a comprehensive physical exam and take blood samples measuring optimal testosterone levels. Testosterone levels are best checked fasting, between the hours of 7-11am.
If low testosterone is identified, we will then create a bespoke management plan for you which may include:

  • Investigations to determine the cause of low testosterone.
  • Advanced blood (hormone or genetic) testing, MRI imaging or semen analysis.
  • Advice on healthier lifestyle alternatives.
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy a.k.a. ‘Male Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)’ which can be administered via a gel, a skin patch or simple muscle injection

Low testosterone levels are treatable, and treatment can result in real positive impact on patients and their lives.

Why is testosterone important?

Testosterone is the most important androgen (male sex hormone) in men. Not only does it regulate sperm production, testosterone drives both mental and physical energy levels, maintains muscle and bone mass and determines both libido and sexual performance.

What is the andropause?

Also known as the ‘male menopause’, ‘age-related hypogonadism’, ‘androgen deficiency’ and ‘testosterone deficiency syndrome’, the andropause refers to a collection of age-related changes in male hormone levels, including:

  • Low mood and irritability
  • Poor concentration
  • Low energy or stamina
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced muscle strength
  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Breast development
  • Reduced beard or hair growth
  • Difficulty in getting and/ or maintaining erections

Why Book a Testosterone Deficiency assessment at ROC?

  • Rapid Access
  • Highly trained and Experienced Doctors
  • 24 hours turnaround for Testosterone levels
  • Treatment solutions administered on site
  • Comprehensive Follow Up Plans
  • Improved sense of wellbeing
  • Improved sexual performance
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Safe Treatment Delivery

Menopause

At ROC, we are pride ourselves in our dedication to improving patient wellbeing and quality of life. Our Menopause specialist service is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of our patients going through menopause.

Our Aberdeen service is run by Dr Jane Johnston, the only Menopause Specialist in North East Scotland, whilst our London service is run by Dr Nicola Harrison, listed in 2020 Spears’500 index of Top UK Doctors. Both Dr Johnston and Dr Harrison have extensive experience of providing an integrative menopause service at ROC, with a holistic approach that addresses each individual’s needs.

What to expect from a Menopause Assessment at ROC?

Menopause assessments may take place as a sole consultation or may be as part of a health screening package.

Hormonal laboratory testing is usually recommended, as well as a gynaecological ultrasound, but these may not be necessary. If you have had testing done elsewhere, please bring along any results or reports you may have to your first appointment. These tests may be undertaken prior to your first attendance or on the same day.

Upon receipt of all information required, the doctor will discuss with you a personalised management plan that will aim to alleviate your menopause symptoms and improve your wellbeing.

Several options may be discussed such as:

  • Body-Identical HRT
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Natural approaches

We appreciate the importance of individualised healthcare and understand that every individual will require a different management plan. We will take time to understand your concerns, and work with you to create a management plan that suits you. Any potential option offered to you, and its risks and benefits, will be discussed with you and organised safely.

Why Book a Menopause appointment at ROC?

  • Top expertise
  • Regulated, safe treatments
  • Personalised management plans to alleviate your symptoms
  • Laboratory monitoring of your hormones
  • Improved sense of wellbeing
  • Reduced anxiety and stress

How Quickly Can you get an Appointment?

Discrete and confidential appointments for any type of sexual health concerns are available daily. Many of our laboratory tests provide results within 24 hours. Get in touch for more details.

What can you expect in our sexual health clinic?

Our friendly receptionist team will greet you and may ask you to fill out a form if it is your first attendance at the clinic. You will then be taken into a private and comfortable consultation room by an experienced GP who will listen to your concerns and needs. They will take a thorough history and determine the best management plan with you. If you require tests they will explain your options and discuss each one with you in as much detail as you would like.

Tests range from urine samples, swabs, and blood tests.

Other management may include advising on contraception, preventative immunisations, or PreP.

How quickly do you get the results?

In most cases your results will be available the same day or within 24 hours. These can be fed back to you by whichever communication method you prefer (telephone / e-mail / post / collection in person). Should you test positive for an STI our doctors will arrange a course of treatment. Should referral to specialists be required in more complex presentations, we have direct and confidential access to specialists.

What sexual health testing is available?

Conditions that we test for include:

Common STIs

  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Gonorrhoea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
  • Mycoplasma Genitalium
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis
  • Herpes Simplex 1 & 2
  • Ureaplasma Urealyticum
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and genital warts
  • Gardnerella Vaginalis

What management/prevention options are available?

  • Antibiotic treatment for certain STIs
  • Vaccination for Hepatitis B, to reduce further risk
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV
  • Contraception

If you would like to know more about PrEP HIV therapy and counselling, immunisations, or any of our other treatment options at our Sexual Health Clinic do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Blood-borne STIs

HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
(We can offer testing from as early as 10 days after possible exposure, using PCR Early Detection).

Syphilis

Why Book a Sexual Health appointment at ROC?

  • Same Day Appointments
  • Top Expertise and experience
  • Discreet and Private Service
  • Non-judgemental and caring approach
  • Fast and Highly accurate Testing
  • Peace of Mind
  • Improved sense of wellbeing
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