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.
UNISON has a partnership with BAPO, providing provided advice and support to individual BAPO members through the National BAPO branch based in the North West region.
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.
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.