The College does not intend to make submissions on these consultations, however individual GPs may wish to respond.
Healthy patients need healthy homes
The newly formed Ministry of Housing Urban Development would like your feedback on the Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act and the proposed Healthy Homes Standards.
The purpose of the Residential Tenancies Act is to help make life better for renters. Proposals include:
- Restricting rental bidding
- Removal of ‘no cause’ terminations
- Minimum standards for boarding houses
To send feedback directly to the Ministry on the Residential Tenancies Act, complete the survey found on the webpage hyperlinked above.
The Healthy Home standards aim is to make rental homes warmer and drier, and deliver the greatest benefit to tenants without imposing an unreasonable burden and cost to landlords.
The Ministry would like your feedback on the proposed options for:
- Heating (minimum indoor temperature, where heating should be located, heating devices)
- Insulation (appropriate level for rental homes)
- Moisture ingress and drainage
- Draught stopping
To send feedback directly to the Ministry on the Healthy Homes Standard, complete the survey found on the webpage hyperlinked above.
Although the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is being launched this week, people should still contact Work and Income at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) for help with urgent housing or accommodation needs.
The new Ministry is focused on increasing housing supply, affordability, and making existing homes warmer and healthier. If you know someone who is homeless or needs access to public housing, please encourage them to call 0800 559 009, or visit their nearest Service Centre.
National Guidance on follow up and supportive care of lung cancer patients after curative-intent therapy
The National Lung Cancer working group have released provisional guidance on the follow up and supportive care of lung cancer patients after curative- intent therapy.
Members can sign-in to read the draft document and provide feedback.