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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:

18th October 2021

Celebrating community support for people with a learning disability, a mental health need and autistic people

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Knowledge in action I’m definitely a visual person when it comes to learning. Those words on a paper mean so much...

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08th October 2021

Who’s Caring for the Carers? Putting your mental health first

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

World Mental Health Day On the 10th October the World Health Organization and other mental health organisations bring our focus to...

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30th September 2021

Top tips to avoid the petrol pumps: Abi Spence provides some fuel for thought

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence shares some top tips to avoid petrol pumps during the fuel crisis. Queues I’m sitting in a queue not far...

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29th September 2021

New Caldicott Guardian Guidance explained   

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence unravels new guidance that requires health and social care organisations to appoint a Caldicott Guardian. You can download...

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28th September 2021

Mandatory and Core Training: What social care providers need to know

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Learning all over again I’ve started taking pottery lessons again. It’s a beginners’ course, without the wheel. I felt like I...

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10th September 2021

Creating hope through action (World Suicide Prevention Day)

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Today, (10 September) is World Suicide Prevention Day. Abi Spence explains why it is always good for all those working...

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08th September 2021

Why every action counts in social care

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence on how social care is leading the way in infection prevention and control. Keeping it up ‘Hand gel’, I say,...

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19th July 2021

Cyber CQC – Shading your information to show the quality of your service

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  Promises Promises! As we leaf through the CQC Strategy From 2021, we see a technological rebirth for the regulator; full of promises we...

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29th June 2021

Respond to CQC’s Public Feedback on CQC’s Assessment Frameworks: Safety in Services

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

What is it about?  CQC have launched a survey to ask people what a safe service feels like to them. This...

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15th June 2021

CQC Strategy…did you catch it?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Catch up TV  If you didn’t catch the Care Quality Commission’s webinar on the launch of the CQC strategy 2021… don’t...

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