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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:

09th October 2017

On the Right Track – Unconscious Bias

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

  What is it and how do we recognise when it is happening? The Train Journey So I am on the train –...

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31st August 2017

In or out?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Top tips for health and social care providers getting your head around CQC scope! Game of Thrones I’ve stayed up way later...

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11th August 2017

Access all areas?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

How easy is it to access your health or social care service? And what is access anyway? Spotlight on Mental Health There...

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03rd August 2017

Power in unity

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

The big guns of Social Care including CQC have united to put Quality Matters together, but what is it and...

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27th July 2017

Touched by Humanity

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

When the benefits of bridging the generational age gap in Health and Social Care outweigh the disadvantages. Have you ever had...

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17th July 2017

Picking at wallpaper

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

When the only way to see the whole picture is to take a step back… and stop picking at it! Woodchip...

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07th July 2017

Impulsive or Thoughtful?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

How do you ensure decisions in your health and social care setting are safe and fit for purpose? Two Types of...

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29th June 2017

Video Killed the Radio Star

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

The benefits and pitfalls of CQC's proposed approach to collecting information from providers. Earworms from the past The late 1970’s song by...

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16th June 2017

Who is who?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Proposed changes to CQC Registration: Making it clearer who should be registered in Consultation 2 Murder Mystery “It’s definitely her. She definitely...

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09th June 2017

Safe to be Free

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

With the recent attacks on London and Manchester, how do we strike a balance of safety and liberty in Health...

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