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Band 6 Interview

by NAllardice NAllardice (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Orthopaedics.


I have been invited to attend an interview for a band 6 position and have been asked to prepare a 15 minute presentation titled “How can practice development support service change within the healthcare setting?" Was wondering if anyone can help with some advice on what to talk about during the presentation and how to structure the presentation.  Thank you. 

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

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Specializes in Critical care. Has 11 years experience.

I presume this is for a practice development post? If so, it would be wise to look at this from the aspect of an educator. Think about where you've been involved in change before and consider how you would support it as an educator. How would you be involved in the planning of the change being made? How would you be involved in the implementation of the change? How would you be involved in maintaining the new standards after the change? Would you play a part in measuring the effectiveness of the change?


Specializes in Oncology, ID, Hepatology, Occy Health. Has 35 years experience.

If you search "practice development" "managing change" "quality assurance" and "standard setting" and add the word nursing to your searches I think you'll get heaps of relevant information. I would imagine they want you to mention audit as an evaluation tool. Just my personal feeling. I stress I've been gone from the UK nearly 20 years so I may be out of touch with current thinking.

I have to say that just reading your post made me shudder. I was an H grade under the old system and I remember being expected to do such presentations for G and H grade posts, but they were never as specific as what you're being asked. 15 minutes is going to mean an awful lot of waffle. This seems excessive for a band 6 post which I'm assuming is around about the old grade F level?

I wish you the best of luck, but you've made me so happy I'll never again have to endure one of those NHS interviews facing nursing development type people who are often so up their own backsides and far removed from real-world practice.

All the best and let us know how you get on.