Two new NHS Jobs security features have been introduced to improve the level of protection we provide for you and your personal information.
An automatic 'session time-out' feature will now log you out of your NHS Jobs session if there has been no activity recorded on your NHS Jobs account for more than 60 minutes. This is a common feature used across many websites to protect the security of their users against unauthorised access. If your session is 'timed-out', you will lose any unsaved information so we recommend that you frequently save your work, particularly any application forms you may be working on, to protect yourself against data loss.
You may wish to think about upgrading the password that you currently use to access your NHS Jobs account. Your password needs to be a minimum of nine characters, including at least one number and no spaces. You can improve the security of your password by using more characters, numbers and/or special characters. Our new 'password strength indicator' can help you select a more secure password for your account. You can change you password in the 'My details' page.
When changing your password or setting-up a new account, we will also ask you to choose an additional security question which you will need to answer correctly in order to use the 'password reminder' feature on the site.
We take your privacy seriously and hope this change will reassure you that your security remains a high priority for NHS Jobs. If you have any queries or suggestions about this improvement to our service, please contact the NHS Jobs helpdesk using the link to the 'Contact Us' form below.
For more information on information security on NHS Jobs and security tips please see the general advice document.