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Apps to support your Children's Health

Published by: imagineear ltd


From the start of pregnancy to early parenthood, this app has been developed with the NHS to navigate your choices for maternity care in England.

You can:

  • set your due date
  • explore maternity units near you
  • self-refer for care at your chosen maternity unit
  • access information for all stages of your maternity journey
  • make personalised plans for your care during pregnancy, birth and beyond
  • keep track of your appointments and make notes
  • access local contacts and information in specific NHS areas
  • use the content without specifying an NHS area. Mum & Baby has been developed in partnership between women, their partners, families and maternity staff from NHS trusts in North West London.

Independent rating ORCHA, the Organisation for the Review of Care & Health Applications, has awarded its prestigious kitemark to the Mum & Baby app. When reviewed against 180 different criteria the app achieved 86%, the highest rating of any pregnancy and birth app tested by ORCHA.

Reviews and updates

The contents of the Mum & Baby app will be reviewed quarterly and updated accordingly by the North West London Local Maternity System - an approved panel of clinicians and service users to ensure that information given remains accurate, up-to-date and relevant for user.

Credit The first version of Mum & Baby was launched in 2014 and was built through the initiative of Dr Sunita Sharma, Lead Consultant of Postnatal Services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, supported CW+, the charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CWPLUS Registered Charity No.1169897). The app was subsequently expanded and updated, led by midwife project managers in the North West London ‘early adopters’ team in 2018 and 2019.

This project would not have been successful without the ongoing support of CW+ and Imagineear and the North West London Local Maternity System.

Link to Mum and Baby

Published by: Damibu Ltd


CATCH stands for "Common Approach To Children's Health". The CATCH app provides parents and carers with NHS-approved information, empowering you with the knowledge to know when your child needs medical treatment or when self-care would be more appropriate.

  • 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 your area. 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 and other reputable sources.
  • Timely reminders about key health dates, such as childhood immunisations and seasonal advice.

Link to CATCH App