Intended for healthcare professionals


The BMJ's Spotlight series launched in September 2010 and was modelled on Nature’s Insight supplements, commissioned by the journal’s editors, and perhaps sponsored by one or more organisations.

The latest Spotlight topics were on patient centred care, published in February 2015, and sponsored by DNV.GL In September 2015 the journal published a collection of articles about women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health, in partnership with the World Health Organization.

The first Spotlight topic, Palliative care beyond cancer, was chosen by readers via a poll we ran in 2008:

The second series of Spotlight articles, published in March 2012, looked at the health impacts of climate change:

The BMJ will be publishing more Spotlight articles in the future and will link to them from this page.