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Shooting Star Children’s Hospices works collaboratively in partnership with a wide range of clinical and academic services, both locally and nationally, including government, NHS, statutory, education and voluntary agencies. We believe working together is at the heart of providing the best care and support for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Academic partnerships

University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices have collaborative links with Professor Liossi, Professor of Paediatric Psychology, and have produced several publications and support several multicentre clinically-based research projects.

King's College London

Kings College London

The Cicely Saunders Institute have received European funding for a multicentre project developing C-POS (Children’s Palliative care Outcome Scale). Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, jointly with Royal Marsden Hospital, is a participating centre.

Kingston University and St George's University

Kingston University and St. George’s University of London

We have worked collaboratively with Kingston University and St George’s for many years including providing planned placements for Child Nursing students. Professor Jayne Price, Professor of Children’s Nursing is one of our trustees and chair of our Quality, Governance and Risk Committee.

Strategic partnerships

Children’s Hospice Statutory Funding Managers Group

This was set up by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices in 2014. There are members from 15 children’s hospices and it’s chaired by Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. It meets quarterly and ensures that best practice around statutory funding, contracting and data collection is shared across the children’s hospice network.