CSP organisational affiliations

The society is affiliated with a number of domestic and international organisations, and works in collaboration with many other bodies.

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Organisational affiliates - CSP affiliation determined by our elected leadership

  • Action for Southern Africais a campaigning organisation that works for rights, equality and development across Southern Africa.
  • Amnesty International is the foremost campaigning organisation in the field of human rights. The CSP has a seat on Amnesty UK's Trade Union Network Committee, which exists to promote the engagement of trade unions in its work.
  • The Child Poverty Action Group is the leading national charity working to end poverty among children, young people and families in the UK.
  • Campaign against Climate Change is a UK-based pressure group that aims to raise public awareness of anthropogenic climate change.
  • The Cuba Solidarity campaign campaigns in the UK for the Cuban people's right to self-determination and sovereignty. The CSP has supported the campaign since 2001.
  • Disability Rights UKis a UK pan-disability charity which was set up with the aim of representing the needs and expectations of disabled people in the UK.
  • Dying to Work campaign, run by the TUC (see below), aims to see terminal illness recognised as a ‘protected characteristic’ so that an employee with a terminal illness would enjoy a ‘protected period’ where they could not be dismissed as a result of their condition.
  • Fawcett Societycampaigns for gender equality and women's rights.
  • Hazards is the only independent, union-friendly magazine providing information and resources to make the job of a union health and safety representative easier.
  • Hope not Hateis an advocacy group based in the United Kingdom which campaigns against racism and fascism.
  • The Institute of Employment Rights, a registered charity, is an independent organisation acting as a focal point for the spread of new ideas in the field of labour law.
  • Justice for Columbia campaigns for human rights, workers' rights and the search for peace with social justice in Colombia. JFC, to which the CSP is affiliated, was created in response to the appalling human rights crisis in Colombia and particularly the abuses committed against trade unionists.
  • Maternity Actionis the UK’s maternity rights charity dedicated to promoting, protecting and enhancing the rights of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families to employment, social security and health care.
  • Medical Aid for Palestineoffers medical services in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon, and advocates for Palestinians' rights to health and dignity.
  • The National Pensioners Convention (NPC), Britain's biggest pensioner organisation, promotes the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement. The CSP is a regular supporter of the NPC.
  • Show Racism the Red Cardis a leading UK anti-racism educational charity.
  • Stonewall was formed to put the equality case for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the political mainstream. The CSP donates to Stonewall and uses their resources to support its LGBT network.
  • Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival (run by TUC South West) - there has been an annual gathering to mark the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs since 1930s.
  • War on Want campaigns for human rights and fights poverty in developing countries in partnership and solidarity with people affected by globalisation. 
  • Womens Aidis a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated

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Organisations we are affiliated to through our role within the Trade Union Movement, and the provision of our employment and union services

  • Thompsons Solicitors is one of the largest national employment and specialist personal injury practices in the UK. They supply the CSP's legal services to members.
  • The Labour Research Department (LRD) is a trade uniresearch organisation publishing news and information for trade unionists.
  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is the voice of Britain at work, with 58 affiliated unions including the CSP. The TUC campaigns for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.
  • The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) is the all-Ireland equivalent of the TUC, covering both Northern Ireland and the Republic. The CSP is affiliated to the Northern Ireland section.
  • The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is the voice of trade unions in Scotland. The STUC is independent from the TUC, although the two work closely together.
  • The Wales TUC acts as the voice of trade unions in Wales.
  • TUC Unionlearn aims to help unions to become learning organisations, offering programmes for union reps and regional officers and strategic support for national officers.
  • University and College Union (UCU) s the largest post-school union in the world and the CSP has a joint membership arrangement with them.
  • See a list of other trade unions that exist within the health service and the CSP works particularly closely with

Organisations we are affiliated to through our role as a professional body

  • James Hallam (formally Graybrook) are the insurance broker who arrange the insurance cover for eligible UK physiotherapists. As such they works closely with the society's Professional Advice Service and other teams to provide optimum insurance cover.
  • World Physiotherapy was founded in 1951 - the CSP is a founder member - and is the sole global organisation for physical therapy. World Physiotherapy encourages high standards of physical therapy research, education and practice, and supports the international exchange of information.
  • World Physiotherapy European Region is an organisation of professional associations of physiotherapists from EEA countries. The society is actively engaged in a number of World Physiotherapy European Region working groups.
  • The Healthcare Information for All (HIFA) network has as its vision a world where every person will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of others. The CSP joined HIFA in 2008.
  • Council for Work and Healthbrings together the bodies which represent professions which deliver health, safety and wellbeing services to the working age population.
  • Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) is an organisation that exists to accredit sonographic courses delivered within the UK
  • Council for Allied Health Professional Research develops research, strengthens evidence of value and impact, and enhances patient care.

Policy alliances who we collaborate with on particular issues

  • ARMA - Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance is an alliance of patient and professional organisation working to ensure that musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are a priority in policy and practice in the UK.
  • Care and Support Alliance represents over 75 organisations campaigning for a properly funded care system alongside the millions of older people, disabled people and their carers who deserve decent care.
  • Community Rehabilitation Alliance is a CSP-initiated alliance national charities and professional bodies who are all committed to improving commissioning, planning and delivery of rehabilitation. The 3 priorities are:
    i)To gain political commitment to delivering universal access to rehabilitation to meet needs
    ii)To improve the quality of rehabilitation through better commissioning and planning and delivery
    iii)To create public awareness of an individual’s entitlement to rehabilitation
  • The The Neurological Alliance is the collective voice for some 80 organisations, including the CSP, working together to make life better for millions of people in England with a neurological conditions.

NHS and health service partnership forums

  • The English NHS Social Partnership Forum is a tripartite body made up of NHS employers, NHS trade unions and the government. The SPF works to ensure early involvement for both employers and the unions in policy development and implementation, particularly in relation to the workforce implications. The CSP is represented on the SPF by its director of Employment Relations & Union Services.
  • The Scottish Partnership Forum is the lead body with a strategic focus where partners work together on national priorities for health in Scotland. It's focus is on service change and delivery, and the workforce.
  • The Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee (STAC) is a partnership organisation which exists to collectively negotiate terms and conditions issues for NHS Scotland staff other than those which pertain exclusively to recognised separate collective bargaining arrangements.
  • The Scottish Workforce and Staff Governance Committee (SWAG) remit is to ensure NHSS operates as an exemplar employer and to consider all matters relating to workforce strategy and employment policies.
  • The Welsh Partnership Forum is a tripartite group, sponsored by the Welsh Assembly government, consisting of representatives of the fourteen recognised healthcare trade unions for NHS Wales, representatives of senior management for NHS Wales and representatives from the Welsh Assembly government.

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