Remember how much impact we can have.
As we go to press on this issue it’s International Overdose Awareness Day and we’re never far from thinking about everyone we’ve lost.
Our collective efforts on harm reduction will make the world a safer place – from collaborative commissioning (p18) to distributing naloxone (p14 and 24). This issue’s articles remind us of the struggles, but demonstrate how much impact we can have.
The conference coverage – and pics! – are not just a souvenir of a grand day out in Birmingham, although it was wonderful to see everyone. The level of engagement and participation was extraordinary, even with such exceptional speakers. The Big Conversation (p20) not only gave us a snapshot of experiences across the country but also many thoughtful and constructive ideas.
It absolutely confirmed that there are many roads to doing things – in the way that matters to each of us. Putting on an event of this nature is hard work for all involved and we would like to thank everybody who gave their time to be a part of it, from the consultation on the programme to support and participation on the day.
Please help us to strive for more by giving us feedback on your experience.
Claire Brown, editor
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