CATCH is delivered as a service to CCGs and public health departments on an annual subscription basis. It aims to empower Parents and Carers to feel more confident to deliver infant self-care at home and recognise when medical attention is required.
Of Cheshire East app users surveyed, 91% said they'd recommend CATCH to a relative or friend and 47% said, since downloading, they had chosen self-care instead of attending A&E.
These findings are in line with NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG's statistics for the 2016/17 winter period compared to the previous year, where
0 to 5 year old patients discharged from any A&E, with nothing but basic information and advice, had reduced by 22%.