EuroNPUD Vice Chair
Stephen is also the owner/director of a consultancy company that he set up in 2012, after leaving the Scottish Drugs Forum where he was Coordinator of the world’s first national ‘take home’ naloxone programme. Stephen facilitated the national volunteer forum on Drug Related Death, and sat on various Scottish Government expert advisory groups including the National Forum on Drug Related Death and the Suicide Prevention Strategy review group. Since 2012 Stephen has worked across the UK, Europe and the world, working with and offering consultancy and technical support to local and national governments, UK drug treatment sector charities, international NGOs and the pharmaceutical industry.
Stephen works with assiduity on three key areas he is deeply passionate about: reducing illicit and prescribed drug related harms, while preserving precious access to medicine; reducing poly drug related overdose deaths; and improving access to naloxone and other lifesaving, life preserving or life enhancing drugs.
Stephen will be speaking about the risks- real, perceived and made up- that are posed by Fentanyl appearing in the UK drug scene.