Dr Gavin Clunie



GMC number: 3278800

Practising since: 1988



Consultation times

  • Weekly on Tuesdays
  • Weekly on Thursdays
  • Occasional Saturdays
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Dr Clunie is a Rheumatologist and Metabolic Bone Physician (NHS work at Addenbrooke's). He was a Consultant Rheumatologist in Ipswich 2000-12 before moving to Cambridge and has had a substantial subspecialty interest in metabolic bone diseases (osteoporosis included) and in spondyloarthritis conditions (spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, colitis and Crohn’s related arthritis). Dr Clunie is particularly interested in diagnosing complex musculoskeletal and bone diseases.

Dr Clunie has published research in both bone and rheumatological diseases and is the author/editor of textbooks: in rheumatology (Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology, now in its 4th edition) and one on osteoporosis (OUP) co-edited with Dr Richard Keen and the rheumatology chapter in Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. In the past 15 years Dr Clunie has been the Training Programme Director and subsequently Chair of the East Anglia Rheumatology Training Committee, Regional Chair of The British Society for Rheumatology, clinical advisor to The Bone Research Society and Royal Osteoporosis Society, he also sits on The Rare Bone Condition Action Group for the European Calcified Tissue Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Special interests

Osteoporosis, spondyloarthritis and rare bone diseases. 

Other interests

Healthcare Commissioning 

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Gavin Clunie at Nuffield Health

  • Rheumatology profiles
  • Drug and medication monitoring
  • X-ray
  • MRI scan
  • Steroid injections
  • MSK Ultrasound

Locations Dr Gavin Clunie works with


    Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP4 5SW

    01473 279100
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  • 4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

    01223 370 922
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Related experience


Dr Clunie is currently principle investigator on 3 multicentre studies, has pioneered the development and research of Fracture Liaison Services in the UK working with Department of Health and national audit organisations. His published research, over the last 25 years has been in the areas of osteoporosis and spondyloarthritis.


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • American Society of Bone Mineral Research
  • Bone Research Society (UK)
  • National Osteoporosis Society
  • Royal Geographical Society

Other posts held

  • Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Dr Gavin Clunie works with

Dr Gavin Clunie works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA
  • Health-on-Line
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Dr Gavin Clunie does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Gavin Clunie does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Gavin Clunie does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.