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Trust 'discourages' nursing practice
4:00pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
HOLLINS Park Hospital bosses have denied staff nearing retirement have been offered a bonus of one year’s salary before re-employing them as part time bank staff.
The move had been described as an ‘attack on the public purse’ but a 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust spokesman confirmed no employees who had left under the Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) had joined the nurse bank.
He added: “The Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) is a nationally-agreed scheme where staff may apply to leave the NHS with a severance payment comparable to a normal resignation.
“Nationally-agreed rules around MARS state that former employees must wait for a minimum of one month before they are eligible to apply to return to work in the NHS – including joining the temporary staffing nurse bank.
“The trust has discouraged this practice and to date no-one who has left under MARS has joined the nurse bank.”
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