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Spotlight Consultations Ltd

HealthCare SaaS/DaaS

Providing physicians with psychological context

for more effective care of people living with chronic conditions

Why Spotlight-AQ

Patented model of care and four pillar approach

  • Provides unique human data insights that explains behaviour and medical data

  • Actionable outcomes to each assessment result

  • The only feasible implementation of a new model of care


Developed by world leading multi-disciplinary team led by Prof Barnard

  • HCPs provided with recommendations and psycho-social pathways

  • Based on a unique measure designed from the ground up  

  • Designed by and for healthcare professionals


An evidenced based tool for Healthcare Professionals

  • Evidenced based and theory driven with credible and reputable backing

  • Designed to improve HCP quality of life and reduce burden

  • Customisable support and resources tailored to each patient and clinic

Our Story

Spotlight-AQ results from the recognition that a more holistic approach is needed in the way healthcare supports people with diabetes and other long-term conditions.  It became glaringly obvious to me very early on in my career as a psychologist working in diabetes that there was a mismatch between the support that healthcare professionals were able to offer and the support that was clearly needed by people living with diabetes.  Despite the huge advancements in therapies and technologies over recent years, the reality is there is a real person with real-life challenges that are simply not 'fixed' by these things.


I developed the Kaleidoscope Model of Care to aid understanding of the difference between behavioural drivers and behavioural influencers.  Both are important, but they are not created equal.  From that underpinning theoretical approach, we engaged on a co-design process to build a platform that would be useful to people with diabetes and to healthcare professionals, to improve physical and mental health outcomes and to reduce burden despite the constraints of what can be a suffocating experience for all.


Having undergone a rigorous process of iterative development, the Spotlight-AQ platform is an evidence-based, theory-driven exemplar of the biopsychosocial model of care deliverable in any healthcare setting by any healthcare professional. It is truly patient-centred and collaborative, mapping patient-priority concerns to appropriate best-practice care pathways, irrespective of whether these priorities relate to self-management, therapy, psychological burden or social environments. Based on fundamental constructs of diabetes management, reinforced with clear and direct mechanism of action for every possible outcome, the Spotlight-AQ platform provides every person with diabetes the opportunity for their voice to be heard and for healthcare professionals to provide the collaborative, patient-centred healthcare advocated by NICE and other regulatory bodies around the world.  


I am incredibly proud of what we have produced and eternally grateful to all of the people with diabetes, healthcare professionals, critical friends and scientific community for their insights and support.  I very much hope that this type of healthcare will be the standard of care very soon for the benefit of all people living with and supporting those with, diabetes and other long-term conditions.

About Spotlight-AQ

What it is …..

Spotlight-AQ is a web-based platform containing pre-clinic assessments and mapped care pathway resources for T1D, T2D, pre-diabetes, children with diabetes, parents of children with diabetes.  It can be used anywhere on any device that can access the internet.  


Spotlight-AQ was designed to be used up to two weeks before the routine outpatient consultation to aid pre-clinic planning. Our real-world testing and trials have shown clinics tailor its use to fit their needs. For example, one clinic use it purely as a waiting room assessment where patients would complete it just before they went in to see their healthcare professional. Other clinics asked their patients to complete it before each visit and compared the data at their yearly reviews. The beauty of it is that it is designed to be flexible to best fit the way you want to deliver care to your patients.


Spotlight-AQ was built for healthcare professionals working in diabetes to enable them to provide excellent care for improved patient outcomes. Our mission is to support healthcare professionals and improve care, at the point of care. Mobile apps and other AI driven auto-doctors can never replace the work that consultants and healthcare professionals do in routine care. Spotlight-AQ supports the vital work done in routine care, improving clinical workflows through design to ensure we support each key stage in the delivery of care to make life easier for HCPs.



Why you would want to use it …….

NICE have long advocated a collaborative, patient-centred approach to supported self-management.  Spotlight-AQ delivers that care, putting the priority concerns of each individual at the heart of the discussion, enabling healthcare professionals to provide the excellent quality care they want to.  It's a win:win for diabetes.


Spotlight-AQ will focus your consultations, enabling you to provide the high-quality care you want to with all of the information you need.  We know it can be difficult for people with diabetes to always tell us the key information needed for us to provide best-practice care.  It is little wonder therefore that:


  • Burnout amongst HCPs is a key challenge affecting healthcare practice, safety and quality of care.

  • >50% of doctors experience substantial symptoms of burnout, with burnout almost twice as prevalent among physicians as US workers in other fields [Reith et al, 2018].

  • 43% nurses experience high rates of burnout, depression & emotional exhaustion [Aiken et al, 2001].

  • There are significant correlations between: - a doctor's degree of depersonalisation and patient satisfaction with their care; - a doctor's job satisfaction and patient satisfaction; - patient-reported adherence to medical advice


Spotlight-AQ can reduce the burden on HCPs by removing the pressure to know the 'magic answer' for best-practice decision-making when patients often are unwilling or unable to articulate the required information.



Who we are ……

A proven Pre-clinic Assessment platform that focuses out-patient consultations through rapid identification of patient priority concerns and mapped resources to meet them.


We are a digital health and life sciences company operating in the diabetes and long-term conditions space. We provide digital health tools aimed at streamlining healthcare delivery, improving physical and mental health outcomes for people with diabetes, and reducing burden on healthcare professionals. 



Spotlight does this .…..

Spotlight-AQ is simple by design all our features are built around the soul purpose of the tool and to make the workflow of the user easier to manage, although Spotlight-AQ doesn’t have all the features we would like, we believe that it is highly functional in a clinical setting, to name a few features it has…


Spotlight-AQ is designed to simply work with an email address and a name or clinic ID to identify patients. Because we do not require large data input, we can import clinic lists of thousands of patients seamlessly.


We have a feature to send a one-time user assessment in the form of a link that can be sent to a phone, email address or even printed on the patient’s clinic letter, providing the same level of insight to both patient and provider without the need to set up a patient login. We provide a tablet device for clinics for this purpose.


Patient accounts provide additional features that one-time anonymous use doesn’t. These include the ability to revisit their assessment insights, view their care plans online and write private notes. Healthcare professional and clinic admin accounts can be used to add patients, send links and manage workflow.


Healthcare professionals have immediate free access to over 700 resources, each of which link to the unique outcomes of Spotlight-AQs assessments. Healthcare Professionals can share the relevant resources with their patient electronically via their care plan.



What will you get from it …..

  • Standardised consultations and care delivery that enable every patient the same opportunity for their voice to be heard, irrespective of socio-economic status, education level or ethnic group

  • Focused discussions providing patient-centred collaborative care 

  • Reduced burden of having to producing the ‘magic’ answer for each individual patient; instead patient priority concerns are mapped to high-level care pathway choices and appropriate resources to address them

  • Streamlined workflows within the constraints of routine care and appointment scheduling

  • Less stressful, more constructive and positive appointments



What difference will that make to your practice …..

  • Delivery of collaborative, joint goal-setting consultations as advocated by NICE

  • Improved engagement by patients

  • Improved physical and mental health outcomes for your patients

  • Reduced burden and stress for yourselves




What other doctors have said about it ….

  • “A user friendly, pragmatic tool that helps with patient engagement and sets the scene for the consultation”

  • “Convenient way to track people with diabetes current concerns about their care, disease management, and priorities, while facilitating the crucial conversation between doctor and patient about what to aim for”

  • “... help me focus my consultation around the problems that are most important to the patient”

  • “I have found it to be very useful in identifying mutual goals right from the onset, increasing both physician and patient satisfaction”

  • “The main benefit ... being able to see what my patients would like to discuss and areas spotlight has highlighted as higher priority ... based on patient’s survey response.”

  • “Simple to use and implement”

  • “... good for pre-visit planning ...... so the provider can review what the patient’s priorities are before seeing the patient”

  • “No added burden on time”



What is the evidence base?

  • Ryan Charles Kelly, Peter Phiri, Hermione Price, Amar Ali, Irene Stratton, Kayleigh Austin, Alice Neave and Katharine Barnard-Kelly.  Evaluation of a Pre-clinic Diabetes Assessment and Mapped Care Planning Intervention: a Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial.  BMC Trials In press Oct 2021

  • Katharine Barnard-Kelly, Ryan Kelly, Daniel Chernavvsky, Rayhan Lal, Lauren Cohen and Amar Ali.  Feasibility of Spotlight Consultations Tool in Routine Care: Real-World Evidence. JDST 1-6 2021

  • K Barnard-Kelly, DC Hernavvsky, R Lal, N Kanumilli, L Cohen, K Hood, R Kelly, Spotlight Consultations: Illuminating Patient Priorities – T2 Diabetes.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics v23(A183-183), 2021/6/1

  • A Ali, D Chernavvsky, R Kelly, K Hood, R Lal, K Barnard-Kelly. Spotlight Consultations: Illuminating Discrepancies in A1c Subjective Recall and Objective Measurement.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics v23(A183-183), 2021/6/1

  • K Barnard-Kelly, DC Hernavvsky, N Kanumilli, R Lal, K Hood, L Cohen, R Kelly. Spotlight Consultations: Illuminating Patient Priorities – T1 Diabetes.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics v23(A61-62), 2021/6/1

  • Barnard-Kelly K.  Utilizing eHealth and Telemedicine Technologies to Enhance Access and Quality of Consultations: It’s Not What You Say, It’s the Way You Say It.  Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics published online 23 May 2019

  • Stoilkova-Hartmann A, Franssen FME, Augustin IML, Wouters EFM and Barnard KD.  COPD patient education and support – achieving patient-centredness.  Patient Education and Counselling 101(11):2031-2036, November 2018

  • Katharine D Barnard, Cathy E Lloyd, Pamela A Dyson, Melanie J Davies, Simon O’Neil, Naresh Kanumilli, Julia Lawton, Ralph Zeigler and Richard I G Holt.  Kaleidoscope Model of Diabetes Care:  Time for a Rethink?  Diabetic Medicine 31(5) February 2014. DOI: 10.1111/dme.12400


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