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

Welcome to the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre website
We aim to promote healthy living and to facilitate access to health services for the Chinese community in the UK. The Centre takes an holistic approach tackling both the physical and psychological aspects of health.

Hepatitis B Clinic

CNHLC runs a Hepatitis B Clinic for Chinese people in partnership with 56 Dean Street every Tuesday.
A screening and vaccination service for Chinese people delivered in partnership with 56 Dean Street every Tuesday afternoon.
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CNHLC's Counselling sessions are available every Fri at the Soho Centre for Health and Care between 1pm and 5pm.
Counselling in Mandarin and Cantonese for people with emotional or mental health problems. Every Friday.
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Sunday Chinese Surgery

Our bilingual doctors provide advice on health problems to people who have difficulties in communicating with their own doctors. The Sunday Surgery also offers a screening programme such as blood pressure measurements and urine testing. We cannot provide prescriptions but we will put you in touch with the right health professional.
Our bilingual doctors provide advice on health problems to people who have difficulties in communicating with their own doctors.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine

The CNHLC Sunday Surgery offers traditional Chinese herbal medicine in its drop-in clinic in the London Centre in Soho, as well as acupuncture treatments. This service is run jointly by our centre and the Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine at the Middlesex University.
We offer traditional Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and tuina massage every Sunday afternoon.
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Tai Chi Classes

CNHLC is currently running 2 Tai Chi classes on every Sunday at the Soho Centre for Health and Care (1 Frith Street, London W1D 3QS).
Our Tai Chi classes offer gentle physical exercise for improved posture and strength. Every Sunday.
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Walking To Health

To promote sustainable health and well-being at all ages in the Chinese community in central London, CNHLC organises two walking to health activities per month.
Bi-monthly walking to health activities are organised to promote sustainable health and well-being for elderly Chinese.
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Noticeboard - Donation to Chinese Community Centres

Dr Pui-Ling Li received donation on behalf of Chinese Community Centres from the British Chinese Project - 28th March 2015 (Sat)Dr Pui-Ling Li received donation on behalf of Chinese Community Centres from the British Chinese Project - 28th March 2015 (Sat)28 Mar 2015 (Sat) - Our Chair, Dr Pui-Ling Li received donation on behalf of Chinese Community centres from the British Chinese Project. The £10,000 are shared out among 10 centres.

Noticeboard - CNY Celebration At Gravesham Council

CNHLC director Eddie Chan with Mayor Cllr John CallerOur director Eddie Chan was invited by Gravesham Borough Council to celebrate their Chinese New Year on 25 February. The Mayor Cllr John Caller and he initiated the celebration by “dotting the eyes of the lion”. He made his key speech on the history of Chinese settlement in the UK.

To view the day's photos, please click here.

Noticeboard - Dr Pui-Ling Li

Dr Pui-Ling LiWe would like to congratulate our Chair for her recent appointment as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor to Department for Work and Pensions. She took up her new role on 1 December 2014.

Noticeboard - NHS Scheme to stop health tourism

NHS Scheme to stop health tourismA very good article by the UK-Chinese Times newspaper published on the 25th July, 2014. This article reports how NHS reform intend to stop health tourism in the UK, which will affect many non-permanent residents of the Chinese community.

Article is in Chinese only, click here to view article in PDF format.

Noticeboard - FundRaising: Hackney Half Marathon

Hackney Half Marathon - 22 June 2014
Well done to our CNHLC team (James Beckett, Joshua Chan, Peter Chapman, Tom Lam, Dr Wallace Tan and Vanessa Topp) at this year event. We raised almost £8,000 - our JustGiving page. Thank you for all your donation.

TVB Europe news programme interviewed some of our CNHLC runners before the start of London Hackney Half Marathon. You can view this broadcast in our YouTube Channel.

View photos from the Hackney Half Marathon.

Noticeboard - Fact Sheet on Chinese Health Visitors

Good Practice Points for Health Visitors: Working with Chinese families in the UK - an Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) information fact sheet published online by government minister Dan Poulton at the 'At the Heart of it All' public health conference in Birmingham. Eddie Chan and Dr Lucy Tran from our centre contribute to the making of this fact sheet. To view this fact sheet, please open this link.

Noticeboard - Diabetes Prevention Programme

Are you at risk of diabetes? Why not come for a free spot check to see if you are at high risk? You may be eligible to take part in Imperial College's Lifestyle Improvement Research Programme. For more information, please download the promotional flyer or contact Vesta on 020 7594 3278.

Smoking & Dementia Awareness Project

A 6-months project funded by the Public Health England to increase awareness of the link between smoking and dementia, increase take up of services to stop smoking, and decrease the prevalence of smoking amongst the Chinese population in England. There are six workshops in co-operation with local opinion leaders in six cities of England. Upcoming workshops as follows:

24/03/2015 - Newcastle Chinese Healthy Living Centre, 10:30am - 2pm
29/03/2015 - Queen Edith Primary School, Cambridge, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
31/03/2015 - Chinese Community Centre Birmingham, 11am - 2:30pm
21/04/2015 - Chinese Health Information Centre (CHIC), Manchester, 10:30am - 2:30pm

For more information, please visit the project page.

Dementia Awareness & Support Project

This project has also been mentioned in the news bulletin of TVB Europe on the 21st and 22nd July 2014. The TV channel reports on how CNHLC provide dementia support and raise Alzheimer's awareness within the Chinese community in the UK.


To read more about the progress of this project, please download this press release.

If you would like to know more about this project, please visit the project page. If you would like to become a volunteer for this project, please contact Gill or Tom on (020) 7534 6610 or email or This project is support by the City Bridge Trust for 3 years, starting from January 2014 till the end of 2016.

Public Health Talk

We hold a public health talk on the 16th October 2014. Topics include: travel health, food poisoning and medical emergencies. It was given by the Chief Pharmacist of Watsons Pharmacy (UK) - Alex Leung. Free blood pressure measurement was available to attendees on the day.

Health Talk on travel health, food poisoning and medical emergencies (16 Oct 2014) Health Talk by the Chief Pharmacist of Watsons Pharmacy (UK) - Alex Leung (16 Oct 2014) Free blood pressure measurement (16 Oct 2014)

Working with us

Research and Consultancy
We undertake research and consultancy work for the statutory, voluntary and commercial sectors. What we can offer:
• Recruitment of Chinese participants in research
• Conducting focus groups and interviews in Chinese
• Transcription in Chinese
• Advice and consultancy

Healthier Chinese Cuisine Training
We provide training to chefs in Chinese restaurants and takeaways to help them produce healthier menu options, without compromising on flavour. Developed from a project funded by the British Heart Foundation, our training has helped dozens of Chinese restaurants across the UK to reduce the fat, salt and sugar in their food. To find out more, please visit this page.

Health Events
We've helped to run healthy living events and workshops to the Chinese community across the UK. If you'd like to hear more about how we can help with your health promotion event, please contact Eddie Chan on (020) 7534 6549 or email at