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Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM)

Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands provides an extensive programme of support and capacity building for improvement and efficiency, and acts as a catalyst for collaborative working across all authorities and partnerships in the West Midlands.

The programme is essentially centred around three core objectives – improvement, efficiency and partnerships – all of which are underpinned by a strong focus on leadership and capacity building.

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Hancock announces £240m to stop winter bed-blocking

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is to announce a £240m package of social care funding to ease pressure on the NHS over the winter months.

New balance

Council and central government workforces reach record levels; and a look at changes in council spending on disadvantage.

Consultations and inquiries

Consultations on shale gas planning, social housing rents, river basin plans, inquiries into active travel and the impact of a no deal Brexit on health and social care.

Ten key points about house prices in the West Midlands

WMiC takes a look at the figures in the latest UK House Price Index

Sexual health in the West Midlands

Latest figures show that attendances at England’s sexual health clinics have increased by 13% since 2013. WMiC looks at what Public Health England’s figures say about the West Midlands.

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