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.

The Need.

A Unique Path


Everyone is unique! Take two seemingly very similar patients with same age, gender, treatment and/or medical devices and biomedical outcomes.  In a busy routine clinic, it can be very challenging to identify and understand the different needs of each patient.  Yet their needs are very different, as is the way they approach their disease self-management.  Spotlight Consultations rapidly illuminates the 99% of life which healthcare professionals usually can't see in a routine consultation and identifies clear priority concerns matched to best-practice treatments and care pathways.  

A smart, adaptive and dynamic digital questionnaire which is completed via any device with a web connection anywhere and at any time, the Spotlight tool is uniquely linked to healthcare visits and routine care. Evidence-based and theory-driven, developed by the world renown expert Professor Barnard, Spotlight Consultations transforms routine care into personalised healthcare.  

Providing healthcare professionals with an easy to navigate digital results page of all necessary data to deliver patient-centred care, including identification of facilitators and barriers to behaviour change, patient preference data and patient reported outcome and quality of life insights. Spotlight Consultations empowers healthcare professionals and patients to create a personalised roadmap with collaborative, solution focused decision-making. Spotlight shines a light on drivers of patient behaviour and highlights a path to better health, the critical missing piece to improved outcomes. 


Sub-optimal Outcomes

•Biomedical outcomes for people with diabetes have been stubbornly poor for decades1

•30% UK adults with T1D (66% with T2) achieve HbA1c targets of <58 mmol/mol 1

•In the US, American Diabetes Association HbA1c goal of <58 mmol/mol for youth was achieved by 17% and the goal of <53 mmol/mol for adults by 21%

Soaring Costs

•The financial cost of diabetes is crippling healthcare budgets.

•US >12% adults have diabetes costing $327bn annually ($11,000 per patient)

•Average western national health services spend 10% of entire healthcare budget on diabetes3

•Psychological cost is intolerable3 (depression 2-3 times more prevalent in diabetes; burnout/diabetes-related distress affects >40% of adults with diabetes)

Healthcare Professional Burnout

•HCP burnout is at all time high (affecting >50% physicians & 43% nurses) 4

•Is detrimental to patient care and exacerbating physician shortages

•a/w increased depression (30%)5 and/or poor mental QoL (28%) 5, decreased job satisfaction (49%); > medical errors (10.7% versus 6.9%) and poorer patient care4