Impact AwardsHealth and Social Care AwardsWinner of NHS London Region Health and Social Care Awards 2010 in partnership with the 56 Dean Street NHS sexual health service
Winner of Business Excellence Achievements & Mentors Award 2004 supported by the Mayor of London and London Development Agency
Winner of GlaxoSmithKline Community Health Impact Awards 1998 in partnership with King's Fund

Research By CNHLC

We have carried out several research projects exploring the health needs of Chinese communities, and the barriers they face in accessing services.

Informing the design of a national screening and treatment programme for chronic viral hepatitis in primary care: qualitative study of at-risk immigrant communities and healthcare professionals

Institute for Health and Human Development, University of East London has recently published a research paper in the journal BMC Health Services Research on the subject of national screening and treatment programme for chronic viral hepatitis in primary care. Our centre provided help and support for their focus group study on hepatitis B and C.

You can read this paper online or download a copy in PDF version (file format: PDF, size: 0.5Mb).

Improving access to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): lessons in pluralism from a UK Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

This report, co-authored by the CNHLC and Dr Maria Tighe (Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth) reveals how the use of TCM at the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre raises the visibility of TCM as a Chinese cultural practice and challenges the relationship between “traditional” medicine use and Chinese health inequalities.

To order a copy of the report, please contact us on (020) 7534 6546.

Evaluation of the Chinese Mental Health Advocacy and Support Project

This report offers background information about the mental health needs of the Chinese community, and evaluates the impact of a three-year project aimed at improving access to health care services for Chinese people with mental health needs, and improving their experiences of the services they received.

Download the evaluation of the Chinese Mental Health Advocacy and Support Project (file format: PDF, size: 0.4Mb).

The mental health service needs of Chinese elders in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Brent

What are the barriers to access to mental health services for Chinese elders? And what experiences do Chinese elders have of mental health services? This 2008 report summarises the findings of community research carried out by CNHLC, and offers recommendations for improving access to mental health services for older Chinese people.

Download the report on mental health service needs (file format: PDF, size: 0.5Mb)

Download a Chinese language executive summary (file format: PDF, size: 0.13Mb).

Shropshire Chinese Community Health Needs Assessment

A report commissioned by Shropshire County Primary Care Trust to better understand the healthcare needs of Chinese people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Download the Shropshire Chinese Community Health Needs Assessment (file format: PDF, size: 0.42Mb).

East Staffordshire Chinese Community Needs Assessment

In partnership with Burton Chinese Community Association, the Centre completed a community needs assessment of Chinese people in the East Staffordshire area to better understand their views on community services, including healthcare, adult education and community advisory services. The work was funded by a grant from Awards for All.

Download the East Staffordshire Chinese Community Needs Assessment (file format: PDF, size: 0.2Mb).

The Mental Health Needs of Chinese People Living in England: A Report of a National Survey

This report indicates that the mental health needs of the Chinese community are not being adequately met by health and social care services. It also highlights the need for the promotion of better understanding of mental illness by the Chinese community.

Download a summary of The Mental Health Needs of Chinese People Living in England (file format: PDF, size: 0.7Mb).

For a paper copy of the full report, please contact us on (020) 7534 6546 or email us.