DHSC voluntary resignation back

Life returns to MARS

A well-known voluntary resignation scheme is being brought back into use as the Department of Health continues to try and trim its budget costs by around £10 million.

MARS - or the Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme - was last used around five years ago, but is now being offered to some grades of management within the health service.

Minister Kate Beecroft says anyone can apply for it - but the department has the choice of whether to accept the applications.

Speaking on Mandate this morning she said a major review to idenfity possible cost savings was underway.

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