UNISON has a number of important partnerships with specialist health bodies and organisations.
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.
The College of Operating Department Practitioners is the professional body for operating department practitioners (ODPs) – ODPs are registered allied health professionals and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
ODPs and student ODPs can receive advice and guidance on professional issues from members of the CODP Professional Council while at the same time enjoying the full benefits of UNISON membership, such as workplace representation and access to legal representation on employment issues.
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.