CATCH is a free health app aimed at parents and carers of children aged 0-5 who live in Cheshire East.

The app aims to give you the confidence to know when your child needs medical treatment or when self-care would be more appropriate.

CATCH stands for "Common Approach To Children's Health", which encapsulates the joined-up approach to care that we have adopted in Cheshire East. In the NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG area, this takes the form of Caring Together and in the NHS South Cheshire CCG area, it's called Connecting Care.

App Features

CATCH has been produced by NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS South Cheshire CCG and Cheshire East Council and provides:

You can create a profile for your children and receive regular guidance and advice tailored to suit them as they grow.
Information about what to do in an emergency, such as if your child swallows a button or battery - which can be reviewed at any time, ensuring you're prepared if a health emergency were to occur.
Receive general announcements for subjects like seasonal advice, local news and health warnings.
Highly localised information about healthcare services and support groups available in Cheshire East. Explore a map of local health services, such as GPs, dentists and pharmacies.
NHS-approved health advice. Be better informed on a range of conditions by reading advice from a trusted source. Information is supplied directly from NHS choices.
Timely reminders about key health dates, such as childhood immunisations and seasonal advice.
We want CATCH to give parents and carers the knowledge and self-confidence to treat their children themselves when appropriate, but equally not be deterred from taking their child to their GP or A&E in a genuine emergency or after an accident.
- Dr Lesley Bayliss, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG's children's champion