Mr Tim Matthews



GMC number: 4450049

Practising since: 1997


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Weekly clinics at the Cardiff Bay Hospital
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He qualified in 1997 from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London. Following basic surgical training, he completed an MD degree for research undertaken on rotator cuff pathology at the University of Oxford. Orthopaedic training took place on the Severn training rotation with sub-specialty fellowship training at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford.

He was awarded the Robert Jones Gold Medal by the British Orthopaedic Association, the Kessel prize, from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society on two consecutive years and the Henry Smith research scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons.

 He was appointed as a Consultant at the University Hospital of Wales in August 2010.

Since his appointment he was awarded the highly sought after Mayo elbow fellowship from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society which allowed him to travel to the USA and work alongside Dr Shawn O’Driscoll, considered to be the world’s leading expert in elbow surgery.

Other interests

  • Shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Elbow replacement
  • Tennis elbow/Golfers elbow/PRP treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy / Rotator cuff repair
  • All Shoulder and Elbow Fractures and Injuries

Personal interests

Bee keeping has recently provided a good work distraction

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tim Matthews at Nuffield Health

  • Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)
  • Shoulder decompression - keyhole surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Elbow surgery
  • Shoulder Manipulation
  • Tennis elbow release

Locations Mr Tim Matthews works with

Related experience


He leads the research and department for Trauma and Orthopaedics in Cardiff and is principal investigator for several multi-centre trails. He co-leads a research group in collaboration with Cardiff University, studying Osteoarthritis in the elbow 


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Other posts held

  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Insurers Mr Tim Matthews works with

Mr Tim Matthews works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Tim Matthews does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Tim Matthews does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Tim Matthews does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.