WHEN it comes to health, we never seem to get it right, do we?

Health experts want us to take more responsibility for our own wellbeing. When we do, they either shift the goal-posts or issue dire warnings about overdoing it.

Now the Fitbit has come under fire from the Royal College of Surgeons. They believe health technology like this threatens to put more pressure on the NHS by prompting the “worried well” to make unnecessary visits to GPs and A & E units.

The argument about overwhelmed hospitals and GP surgeries is valid.

However, if people invest in something like a Fitbit to aid health, it seems logical there’s some commonsense there too.

I’m really not sure the RCS is striking the right tone here and may start to damage the greater personal responsibility idea.

Keeping people involved in their own wellbeing should create better use of available resources.