Letters The NHS in England in 2013

Increased funding needed for mental health research

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f402 (Published 22 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f402
  1. David Kingdon, professor of mental health care delivery1,
  2. Til Wykes, National Institute for Health Research senior investigator and professor of clinical psychology and rehabilitation2
  1. 1University of Southampton, Southampton SO14 3DT, UK
  2. 2King’s College, London, UK
  1. dgk{at}soton.ac.uk

Ham fails to recognise,1 as a recent London School of Economics and Political Science report noted, that nearly half of all illness is accounted for by mental disorders, which are more debilitating than most chronic conditions.2

Mental ill health is estimated to cost the NHS and …

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