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Abi Spence

Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi has worked for and with Government agencies relevant to social care for the past 12+ years. Primarily with the Department of Health, Social Services Inspectorate, Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) and since its inception the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As part of this long involvement Abi has developed a wide and detailed understanding of relevant issues and has worked closely with stakeholders such as people that use services, carers, providers, local government, the Department of Health, Ofsted and the Audit Commission. Read more

Posts by Abi Spence:

23rd August 2019

A good idea

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

    Is your CQC regulated service a pipe dream, or one with legs? Childhood memories It was cosy.  Definitely cosy. The Elddis wisp...

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25th June 2019

Listening through the silence

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

I like my mother feel uncomfortable in the silence. We fill in every perceived gap, crevis and tiny nook with...

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12th February 2019

When you can’t get a yes to CQC Registration what do you need to do?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Luck of the draw I have bought a lot of raffle tickets in my time. I try and hold the belief...

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20th December 2018

Taking the reindeer by its horns

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  A Positive approach to Christmas and the New Year I have been working out.  I was hoping to live on the...

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30th October 2018

The State of Social Care

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  Looking at the ‘state’ of it. I always think the title sounds like an old dress being brought out to check...

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09th October 2018

Walk the Talk: Remembering your well-being in your CQC registered service

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Overload I stood in the aisle of the Supermarket pondering how to add a toaster to my overflowing basket. I had...

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10th September 2018

Are we ensuring Dignity choice and control?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Indulging me….or supporting?! Last term I had been helping out at my son’s school for the odd hour.  I’m relishing the...

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29th August 2018

A look at what the CQC inspectors may discover about your team work

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Musical aspirations As a child I was involved in a musical at the local theatre. My parents were proud I had...

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13th August 2018

Why Planning ahead for Incidents is Essential for your Service

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  Hot days bring on safety thoughts In life, we often only think to plan for those events that happen infrequently when...

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16th July 2018

Taking a CQC Registered Service rated Inadequate and making it Good!

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

    How do you feel about comparisons? My daughter's face is screwed up tight. Her big blue eyes have almost vanished. Comparing...

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