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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:

10th June 2016

Preparing for a CQC Inspection

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

My title is a little misleading. It suggests a period of time when you prepare for an inspection, but to...

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06th June 2016

The Science of Outstanding?

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Recent adds on TV frame my article this week. A bride-to-be enters a shop and selects a dress for her...

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20th May 2016

Tips for getting through a CQC Registered Manager Fit Person Interview

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

I hope your week was good.  Mine has been packed. I have been away on Brownie Camp. I am not...

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08th May 2016

Feeling the squeeze

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

With Social Care feeling the financial squeeze, Abi looks at some useful financial tips. I was told that if you put...

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19th April 2016

What is in store with CQCs proposed 2016-2021 Strategy? Part 2

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Last week I completed (that is probably not entirely true) all of the holes on crazy golf. I have been...

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14th April 2016

What is in store with CQCs proposed 2016-2021 Strategy? Part 1

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

I hope your week was good.  It was the Easter Holidays and we made tracks to Devon. Time to reflect on...

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24th March 2016

Cutting Red Tape – Review of Adult Social Care

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

It is a pleasure to be writing my first blog on behalf of QCS.  I have spent the past 12+...

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