An update on the Healthy Lifestyle / Real Food Low Carb groups

The monthly Hartland Thursday night group in the Parish hall has continued although we are having to cancel the next 2 sessions (Thursday 17th March and 21st April). The next Hartland session will be Thursday 19th May at 630pm.

Dr Ruth Tapsell and the Torridge social prescribers Verity, Justine and Nicola have been running a 12-week program since January to help patients from across the Torridge area to improve their weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, mental wellbeing, sleep, acid reflux etc.

They have been delighted with the engagement and have seen many patients in the group transforming their physical and mental health through making changes to their diet and lifestyle. The program has been run as a combination of fortnightly education and support sessions on zoom with weekly walking and yoga groups.

They are hoping to run the program again (starting in April or May 2022) and this will again be available to patients registered with a GP in any of the 6 Torridge practices (Hartland Surgery, Bideford Medical centre, Northam Surgery, Wooda Surgery, Torrington Health Centre, Castle Gardens Surgery).

If you would like to register for the next program or would like to find out more, please email