22 / 02 / 2010
This pay circular informs employers of:
1. The publication of a national time limited Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) for England. This national scheme is available to all NHS organisations to run, should they wish to, from mid-September to the end of October.
2. A set of principles for England agreed by the Staff Council to cover the development of future local MARS, outside of any nationally agreed schemes. These are to be added to the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook as a new section 20.