The Social Partnership Forum (which comprises the Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Trade Union) published, on 2 September, a nationally applicable Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS).  The purpose is to assist Trusts in cost and workforce reduction, service redesign and efficiency needs. The scheme will allow employees to agree with their employer to leave Trust employment on specified terms.

We have prepared a briefing note which considers how in practice this will work and the options available. Click here to view.