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HIT Hot Topics 2023


Our Sponsors

Their generosity makes this possible
Without our conference sponsors HIT Hot Topics wouldn’t be possible; their support helps us to fund the venue, speakers and refreshments, plus many aspects of running an event that most people never even think about. Please take some time to look through their websites and come and chat with them on the day.


Ethypharm is a European-based specialty pharmaceutical company with global reach and is a committed player in the treatment of pain, addiction and critical care. In the UK they are recognised as a key partner to the NHS and the private hospital sector with their range of quality products.
Main Sponsor

Harm Reduction International

HRI is a leading non-governmental organisation working to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impacts of drug use and drug policy by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights based approaches to drugs.


Release is the national centre of expertise on drugs and drug laws, providing free non-judgmental, specialist advice and information to the public and professionals. The organisation also campaigns for changes to the UK’s drug laws to bring about a fairer, more compassionate and evidence-based framework to address drug use in our society.

Anyone’s Child

Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control is an international network of families whose lives have been wrecked by current drug laws and are now campaigning to change them. No one doubts that drugs can be dangerous – that’s why we should do all we can to prevent children and young people from taking them. But banning drugs and criminalising those who get involved with them causes even more harm.

Support. Don't Punish

Support. Don’t Punish

Support. Don’t Punish is a global advocacy campaign calling for better drug policies that prioritise public health and human rights. The campaign aims to promote drug policy reform, and to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions.


For over 50 years, Cranstoun has supported people to rebuild their lives, inspired transformation and empowered positive change.



Law Enforcement Action Partnership – LEAP UK – is an organisation composed of police and military personnel who have had careers in drug enforcement and the criminal justice system. Members include undercover operatives, Chief Constables, PCs, and military personnel who had tours of duty in Afghanistan. They seek decriminalisation and de-stigmatisation of people who use drugs, legal markets to cannabis and therapeutic psychedelics, heroin assisted treatments, and for the police service to carry naloxone as standard. We must use drug policy reforms as a way to be smart in tackling organised crime groups. LEAP UK also has a team of civilians who have lived-experience in the drugs field, allowing for a broad range of influence; it’s time we put real people and real lives at the heart of drug policy. 

Exchange Supplies

Exchange Supplies

Exchange Supplies is a unique social enterprise set up to improve the harm reduction response to drug use by developing products, publications, and films for injectors, drug services, and needle exchanges.

Accord Healthcare

Accord’s primary focus is to ensure that patients have access to high quality medicines at the point of need. Through Accord’s innovative approaches and agile operations, patients and healthcare communities across the world now have improved access to essential, affordable medicines.
The Philosophy of Harm Reduction

The Philosophy of Harm Reduction

Many of us came to harm reduction out of necessity, idealism, or both. We don’t kid ourselves that the real work of harm reduction is performed through the daily struggle of individuals and communities. At the same time, we believe that exploring the philosophical foundations of harm reduction can benefit the movement and the lives of people. The Philosophy of Harm Reduction is an oppotunity to discuss, describe, and imagine this philosophy.

One Use

Working closely with Needle and Syringe Programmes, One Use provides products and services that help to reduce the harm to people who use drugs (PWUD). They also provide services to and Syringe Programmes to help them improve their service delivery.

Become a Sponsor

We have a number of sponsorship options for the next HIT Hot Topics Conference, ranging from simple ‘supporter’ all the way to being the main conference sponsor. If you or your company are interested in supporting the conference and have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us.