The launch of Roger Kline’s ground-breaking report titled ‘Fairness at Work’ for the IHM took place in the stunning surroundings of the House of Commons on Thursday 19th April.

Ground-breaking is an often used but perhaps equally often over stated expression of pioneering, unique and innovative approaches to difficult challenges, but for Roger’s report it is entirely valid. ‘Fairness at Work’ is bold, practical and valuable – truly a must-read for any manager in health or social care. The report is not a treatise on the problems that people experience in respect of fairness and diversity in the NHS and social care. Instead, it is an essential toolkit of guidance and case study examples to help leaders to fairly manage staff across the whole social matrix. It is packed with authentic solutions and ideas to help make fairness at work a reality, not a dream.

The event was attended by a host of IHM members who all thoroughly enjoyed the jaw dropping environment that is the House of Commons. Following a wonderful introduction by the IHM President and host of the House of Commons launch, Rt Hon Lord Philip Hunt PC, OBE, Roger Kline gave an overview of the rationale for the report and a summary of the guidance within. The key element of the report is the practical guidance given on a range of fairness and diversity issues such that any reader will feel confident about demonstrating inclusivity and dealing with fairness issues effectively and positively.

Following Roger’s presentation, Jon Wilks, a Director of the IHM, thanked all concerned for attending, Lord Hunt for his generous hosting of the event and Roger Kline for his exceptional work and commitment to make the report a reality. All who attended were given a copy of the report on a unique IHM USB stick!