Job Title: Patient and Public Contributor
Ken Ebbens is a patient and public contributor and a founder member of the Solent NHS Research & Improvement (R&I) Team Side-by-Side group. Ken has many areas of interest including adult mental health, dementia, carers and complaint handling. His patient and public involvement has taken many forms through his participation in the University of Portsmouth Ageing Network and National Institute of Health Research as well as being a board member for Health Watch Portsmouth. Ken has been fundamental is creating the Side-by-Side group; not only a patient involvement group, but a commitment to a way of working. The group consists of a collection of individuals who have touched Solent NHS Trust services, and the Research & Improvement Team in a variety of ways.