NHS Band 7 Midwife Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your NHS Band 7 Midwife interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

NHS Band 7 Midwife was written by on March 12th, 2023. Learn more here.

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This concludes our interview. Do you have any questions for us?

"Thank you for asking. Yes, I do have a couple of questions. First, when would you like to have this position filled? Second, are there any required qualifications you do not see on my resume? Lastly, what do you find the most interesting about working for the NHS?"

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30 NHS Band 7 Midwife Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Ask The Interviewer

    1. This concludes our interview. Do you have any questions for us?

  • Capability

    2. Working as a midwife can be emotionally draining. How do you keep your emotions from interfering with your work?

  • Career Goals

    3. The NHS strongly promotes and encourages career development. Do you have plans to advance in your career?

  • Communication

    4. Suppose a pregnancy does not go as planned, and the mother suffers a miscarriage. How do you communicate this terrible news to your patient?

  • Competency

    5. How do you practice infection control as a midwife?

  • Competency

    6. What is 'The Code' as it relates to midwifery?

  • Competency

    7. In your experience, what typically happens if a fetus presents on an ultrasound in the breech position at 36 weeks gestation?

  • Competency

    8. How do you support pregnant mothers to make informed choices about the care they receive during pregnancy?

  • Critical Thinking

    9. How do you handle a challenging partner when a patient is in labor?

  • Diligence

    10. How would you describe safeguarding?

  • Diligence

    11. Tell us what you have learned about the NHS.

  • Diligence

    12. What are the core values of the NHS?

  • Direct

    13. Why do you want to work for the NHS?

  • Direct

    14. Can you please explain clinical governance?

  • Discovery

    15. As a midwife, do you have experience working in a community-based setting?

  • Discovery

    16. How did you hear about this position?

  • Discovery

    17. Our trust believes in providing quality, compassionate care to all patients. How would you describe compassionate care?

  • Discovery

    18. How do you find a healthy balance between your personal and professional life?

  • Discovery

    19. Why did you pursue a career as a midwife?

  • Discovery

    20. Why do you love being a midwife?

  • Diversity

    21. The NHS prides itself on offering inclusive, non-discriminatory care. Do you agree with our approach?

  • Leadership

    22. How would you describe your leadership skills?

  • Management

    23. This is a clinical lead position. What experience do you have managing and training others?

  • Role-Specific

    24. This is a diabetes specialist midwife position. What experience do you have working with pregnant diabetic patients?

  • Role-Specific

    25. How would your colleagues describe your bedside manner?

  • Role-Specific

    26. This position requires you to work various shifts and hours, including weekends, nights, and bank holidays. If chosen for the position, will this be an issue for you?

  • Role-Specific

    27. Have you ever had a complaint filed against you with the Nursing and Midwifery Council?

  • Scenario Based

    28. How would you respond if a patient or their family member yelled at you?

  • Stress

    29. What is the most stressful part of your career as a midwife?

  • Tough

    30. Have you ever had a patient that refused care based on their religious beliefs? If so, how did you handle this situation?