Dr Nisha Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2013 explains the report's findings and recommendations on the subject of mental health.

Nisha Mehta: Public mental health priorities - investing in the evidence from QualityWatch

This presentation was delivered at the QualityWatch annual conference on 28 October 2014. Interviewed afterwards, Nisha said: "We’re seeing evidence that there have actually been cuts of, for example, 32% in one mental health trust and 48% cuts in social care funding for adults with mental health problems. So one of the real issues is one of parity – what does that mean, how do we measure it and how do we improve it in a way that is fair for the health needs of people with mental illness?”