An article published today (3 August) in the British Medical Journal accuses a leading breast cancer charity in the USA of “overselling mammography” http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e5132. SBCC has commented in today’s Herald that here in Scotland, the NHS could be accused of the same thing. The screening leaflet, which was rewritten 18 months ago and is being revised yet again ahead of the English Marmot Review on informed consent, fails to give women enough information to make an informed choice on screening. Despite input from ourselves, the current leaflet maintains a very encouraging, paternalistic and positive message towards screening rather than maintaining a neurtal position – there is an increasing amount of concern from both academics and health professionals over the lack of evidence on the benefits of screening. The new leaflet is still at draft stage and it is too early to say whether the language and presentation will be modified in line with the interim report from the Marmot Committee on informed choice. SBCC is in contact with NHS Scotland regarding the leaflet and hope to provide some input to the new leaflet.