Dr Carl Walker
Principal lecturer in psychology at the University of Brighton, chair of the European Community Psychology Association Task Force on Austerity and Mental Health; community mental health researcher. Stood for NHA in East Worthing & Shoreham at General Election 2015.
"I am passionately committed both to a public NHS and to challenging those whose contempt for democracy means that they will ignore the needs and desires of their electorate in order to seek profit. Of all of the social innovations we have designed to hold out a hand to people when they are at their most vulnerable, the NHS is the one that we can be most proud of. There's something about our National Health Service that transcends mere healthcare. It represents one of the last vestiges of virtue and social compassion in a time where our social fabric is being systematically unpicked by those who preach the creed of self-interest. Our health is the one aspect of our social lives that deserves to be beyond the urge toward self-interest and profit. We need to draw a line that says that, no matter who you are, no matter what circumstances you are in, no matter how much money you do or don’t have, you will always receive quality healthcare free at the point of delivery."