UNISON partnerships

UNISON has a number of important partnerships with specialist health bodies and organisations.

British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)

UNISON work closely with the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT), providing industrial relations support to its members and fulfilling BAOT’s role as an NHS trade union.


College of Operating Department Practitioners (CODP)

In 2014, the college merged more fully with UNISON as part of the science, therapy and technical (STAT) occupational group and ceased to be a UNISON subsidiary.

The merger required a change in membership structure, with  CODP members who were not also UNISON members now required to join UNISON to keep their CODP membership.

Managers in Partnership (MiP)

MiP is a national branch of UNISON, set up as a joint venture between UNISON and FDA (First Division Association). It provides trade union representation for healthcare managers on Agenda for Change band 8a and above. MiP works closely with UNISON colleagues to promote our values and maximise our influence.