IoM reintroduces redundancy scheme to cut health and social care spends

Nobles Hospital, Braddan Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV

A resignation scheme is being reintroduced on the Isle of Man to help cut £10m on health and social care spends.

The Department of Health and Social Care's Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) is a voluntary scheme allowing discussion about the need for certain roles and encourages restructuring.

It follows the freeze on recruitment of non-essential roles announced last month, with the pledge made within the 'Programme for Government' to ensure everyone receives good value health and social care services.

The scheme was last used about five years ago.

Members of staff in relevant grades will be able to apply for MARS until 29 December.