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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:

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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14th May 2021

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Dying Matters Awareness Week, running from 10 - 16 May 2021, is a chance to open up the conversation around...

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16th November 2020

Choose Kindness- Anti-Bullying Week 2020

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

This year during Anti-Bullying week from 16-20th November, the anti-bullying alliance will be raising awareness in their anti-bullying campaign ‘United...

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12th November 2020

Raising Awareness of Epilepsy

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

It’s Epilepsy awareness month in the US – and we think it should be here too! Did you know new...

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26th October 2020

Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

CQC launch new guidance to support autism and/or learning disability services. Getting it right Updating their approach to registering autism and learning...

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28th September 2020

Friendship Month: Why Friends are so Important (All the Time)

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Where Friendship Grows Friendships sprout in the most unlikely of places, am I right? The postman, the bus driver, physio, the older...

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30th October 2019

What do I need to prove to be outstanding?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  What do I need to prove to be outstanding? It can feel kind of tough to work out what CQC are...

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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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