The traditional way is to log onto to your favourite websites and then access the latest news by looking at a variety of pages. But with RSS this is done for you through a single source - an RSS reader.
What is an RSS reader?
There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.
Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.
Some browsers, including Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these, please check their websites.
How do I use RSS?
RSS is simple to use and once you have installed the reader to your machine you then just add the different news feeds into your reader. In the case of NHS Medway you need to paste the links below into the reader to start receiving the latest updates.
Using RSS feeds in email via Microsoft Outlook
You can also set up folders in new versions of Microsoft Outlook (your email). Please visit introduction to RSS via the Microsft website.