Dr Gavin Clague

Dr Gavin Clague

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist


Specialises in

I qualified from the University College of London Medical school in 2002. After enjoying time as a junior doctor in the South West of England, I completed my radiology training in Bristol between 2007-12. To enhance my expertise I then undertook a 12 month fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Alberta, Canada before returning home to Wales to become a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist based in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrsiant.

I am able to perform and report all musculoskeletal examinations using all imaging modalities and am also proficient in joint and soft tissue injections under image guidance, including nerve root injections and tendon treatments such as platelet-rich-plasma delivery and prolotherapy.

I enjoy sport, in particular rugby and developed an interest in the imaging of sports injuries imaging during my radiology training, both in the UK and North America. In addition, I also have an interest in inflammatory arthritis and soft tissue sarcoma.

I am a member of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists and the Radiology Society of North America and am also the Royal College of Radiologists representative on the National Back Pain and Radiculopathy Pathway clinical group.

Training others is of utmost importance and as a clinical supervisor on the radiology training scheme in South Wales, I regularly teach radiology trainees and other allied healthcare professionals on a local and regional basis.

I am a clinical supervisor in my department, involved in teaching trainees of all levels both locally and regionally.

In addition to my daily work, I enjoy performing pitch side medical duties at regional rugby level which has been enhanced by completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Sports & Exercise Medicine at the University of Wales Institute.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Gavin Clague at Spire include:

Get in touch

Important information about COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Cardiff Hospital.


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information

CT scanning
Magnetic resonance imaging
Musculoskeletal imaging

FRCR / Royal College of Radiologists / 2010
Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists

Postgraduate Certificate of Sports & Exercise Medicine / University of Wales Institute Cardiff / 2012
Sports & Exercise Medicine

MBBS / University College London / 2002
Medical Degree

MRCS / RCS (Eng) / 2006
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

British Society of Skeletal Radiologists

Radiological Society of North America

I like to keep fit and enjoy watching all sports but most of my spare time is spent with my young family, dog and campervan.