FOI release

FOI Mutually Agreed Resignation Schemes in the NHS

Information about the system for approving Mutually Agreed Resignation Schemes adopted by NHS foundation trusts.


Mutually Agreed Resignation Schemes in the NHS

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


The FOI request asked various questions about the system for approval of Mutually Agreed Resignation/Voluntary Severance schemes adopted by NHS bodies.

The reply explains the process for NHS foundation trusts. In particular that approval is given by HM Treasury, rather than Monitor, and that Monitor does not receive details of the individuals who subsequently receive payments under such schemes.

It also explains where the public can find information about which trusts have such schemes, and the amounts paid.

Published 28 January 2016