A DOCTOR fighting for a better surgery for his patients has been recognised with a trip to Downing Street, courtesy of Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes.

Dr Kieran Redman, from Hanmer Doctors Surgery close to Whitchurch, was invited to attend the Local NHS Champions Reception at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday, July 4.

The event, hosted by health secretary Steve Barclay, celebrated the work of NHS workers and caregivers across Wales and the rest of the UK. 

Dr Redman admitted he was ‘surprised but honoured’ to be given the invite to the event, but said he will continue to fight for better premises for his staff and patients.

“It was a surprise, honour, and privilege to be invited to Downing Street for the Local NHS Champions’ Reception and I am very grateful to Mr Baynes for nominating me to attend,” said Dr Redman.

“I am really pleased that our MP and the Minister for Health have recognised and thanked the Hanmer Surgery team for our hard work in looking after our patients.

“Yet this is in stark contrast to the continuing lack of support we receive from the Welsh Government and our own Health Board, who do not acknowledge or appreciate our achievements.

“We can only hope that they will eventually decide to support our project for new surgery premises which would allow us to provide an even better service to many more patients."


The Hanmer Doctors Surgery is run solely by Dr Redman and his small team of dedicated staff.

While the surgery needs modernisation and refurbishment, its operation and running during and since the pandemic has been remarkable.  

Dr Redman’s hard work has been strongly supported by that of the Hanmer Surgery Patient Action Group.

The Group has worked closely with Dr Redman for 10 years to campaign for the replacement of the old surgery building by a new health centre that he says will better serve the area covered by Hanmer Doctors Surgery.

Mr Baynes added: “It was a great pleasure to see Dr Redman so deservedly recognised for his tireless work at the Hanmer Doctors Surgery.

“His commitment to providing excellent healthcare is testament to his own dedication and underlines the urgent need for the Welsh Government and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to approve the Hanmer Surgery improvement plans.

“I was pleased to introduce Dr Redman and to have his incredible work recognised in this way on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the NHS.”