What is RSS?

RSS overview

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a great way of receiving updated information from your favourite websites, making sure you keep up-to-date with the latest information online.

How do RSS feeds work?

RSS feeds are similar to our Jobs-by-email service. The difference with RSS is that it updates you with the latest jobs as soon as they are advertised on NHS Jobs rather than just once a day. That means you can be updated throughout the day, making sure you're among the first to know and apply for the jobs you're looking for. You can select to receive alerts by RSS once you have saved at least one Jobs-by-email search.

How do I receive RSS feeds?

There are several ways of receiving RSS feeds. One way is to download a piece of software called a 'news reader'. These are available for all computers (many are free) and once downloaded they enable you to easily receive RSS information from websites that offer the service. Another way is through some web-browsers have RSS built-in. For example Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 onwards and Apple Safari all support RSS and enable you to access your RSS feeds from within the browser.


  • Newz Crawler
  • FeedDemon
  • Awasu

Mac OS X

  • Newsfire
  • NetNewsWire


  • Bloglines
  • My Yahoo!
  • NewsGator

What NHS Jobs feeds are available?

  • Search results - Receive RSS feeds based on the results of any searches you perform.
  • Jobs-by-email - Receive RSS feeds based on any Jobs-by-email search profiles you create.