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The NHS is an outstanding organisation that has revolutionised public healthcare, and as a leading worldwide national health service, it sets high standards for those wishing to join the NHS, and the process is thorough and lengthy, and only the best will succeed.

Anyone wanting to join the NHS must submit a standard application for the role. At first glance, this form may seem simple, by filling out personal details, education, employment history and references. That is as easy as it gets. You will also be required to complete a ‘supporting information’ section. This section is by far the most important part of the form, and you must be able to provide evidence of where you not only meet the qualities, skills and experience to be competent in the position, you will be assessed on the NHS Values or the trust you are applying to specific core values. If you fail to capture the required information within this section, you will unlikely be invited to the next stage.

You will also notice that each position has a band associated with it. This relates to the seniority of the position, the skills required and the pay grade for the position. In total, there are eleven bands. These range from Band 2 to Band 9: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8a,8b,8c,8d and 9. Band two roles are usually entry-level roles such as porter or admin assistant. Whereas band nine is usually reserved for director-level positions, which come with the highest salaries but also the highest responsibilities. Generally, band nine roles are usually career healthcare professionals who have built their careers over many years.

This guide focuses on Band 6. Some of the roles at this level include nurse, advanced nurse practitioner, mental health nurse, paramedic, district nurse, pharmacy technician, specialist medical engineer, estates officer, estates health & safety officer, fire & safety advisor, contracts monitoring officer, pharmacist, optometrist, optician, echocardiographer, clinical supervisor, data engineer, business development officer, service manager, senior clinical coder, deputy ward manager, network and telecoms engineer, assistant service manager, project manager, hr manager, triage nurse/paramedic, radiographer, social worker.



There are two main areas you need to focus on when completing the supporting information section of your Band 6 application form. The first area is where you are suitable for the role and where you match the job description and person specification. Do you have suitable qualifications or experience? Do you have the skills and qualities to excel in the position? Are you aware of the NHS/Trust values, and do you demonstrate these in your current position? The second area to focus on and equally as important, is the way you structure your supporting information response. When completing this section ensure you include the following:

  • Confirmation that you have read the job description and person specification;
  • Your Skills and Qualities;
  • Your Qualifications and Experiences; 
  • What you will bring to the role;
  • What sets you apart from other candidates.

IMPORTANT! Ensure your response makes reference to areas of the NHS values or specific trust values, especially putting the needs of the patient first and commitment to the quality of care.


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This part of the application form is by far the most crucial element of the document. Therefore, you must ensure that the information that you provide as evidence has been structured correctly, is clear and concise and demonstrates the values of the NHS or the specific trust which you are applying to.

Confirmation that you have read the job description and person specification

You will be required to demonstrate within your supporting information that you have studied the job description and person specification to ensure that your skills, qualities, experience and qualification meet essential and desirable criteria for the position you are applying for. When drafting this part of the supporting information, ensure you confirm that you believe you have the required criteria to fulfil the obligations of the role.

Your skills and qualities

Within the supporting information, you will need to be able to demonstrate the key skills and qualities which you apply in your current and previous roles. It is important to remember when including these to ensure that yours match the skills and qualities for the Band 6 position being applied for. Some key skills are effective communication, leadership, problem-solving, influence, negotiation, teamwork and IT skills. Some common qualities required for NHS roles include; motivation, adaptability, attention to detail, focus, empathy, being approachable and remaining calm under pressure. What I would not recommend you do is just list the skills and qualities you have, but try to combine the skills and qualities in a structured sentence which tells the assessor something about you. For example; 

“I am an effective communicator both verbally and written. I utilise this skill when collaborating with colleagues, patients, and relatives, which often requires me to demonstrate empathy, whilst at times having to remain calm when under pressure

As you can see from the above, this demonstrates numerous skills and qualities in the same sentence.

Your qualifications and experience

As part of the supporting information, you will also have to advise on the experience you have which is suitable for the position. You should also provide further details on your qualifications and other professional development courses you have undertaken. Ensure you provide evidence of continued professional development. If you can demonstrate where you have undertaken further professional development off your own back and not part of mandatory training, this will look favourable in the eyes of the assessors. The NHS holds those in high esteem who take control of their own professional development.

What you will bring to the role

This requires you to demonstrate what you will specifically bring to the role. This is a great time to further mention any skills, qualities or strengths not previously mentioned. More importantly, this is the perfect opportunity to mention where your values align with the NHS values or the specific trust’s values. If nothing else, when demonstrating what you will bring to the role, ensure the values are included.

What sets you apart

With this, you should demonstrate what sets you apart from other candidates. Obviously, you don’t know how strong the other candidates are, but you need to focus on what you believe is the strongest part of your application, this could be your experience or your qualifications. It could be that you are already working in the NHS and will easily be able to transition into the new role with minimal training or disruption.



Below, we have provided a sample response from an application form to an NHS Band 6 supporting information section. PLEASE NOTE: This fictitious example should not be used to support your NHS application. This is an example of how you can structure your winning supporting information response based on your experiences and qualities.



Before applying for the position of [insert role], I took the time to read and study the job description to ensure I have the necessary skills, qualities, experiences and qualifications to meet the National Health Service’s expectations. Regarding the following evidence, I can quickly become a positive contributor to the NHS team.

I want to become a [position here] for three specific reasons. The first reason is that I want to be the person who has full responsibility for delivering complex projects and for also motivating my staff to be the best they can be. I am not someone who wants to sit in the background and do an average job. I want to excel in life and am making a difference in my work. Secondly, I have lots of experience managing projects and people, and this role is a natural progression for me based on years of hard work and self-development. Thirdly, I have the right interpersonal, negotiation and persuasion skills to complete challenging projects and meet the standards expected from the NHS. In terms of what I can bring to the role, I can bring years of expertise in varied situations, an ability to inspire, motivate and drive a team forward and also the guarantee that I will get projects finished to a very high standard whilst adhering to the project specifications and budget.

 I am fully qualified for this position, have a degree in [qualification here], and am a member of the [name here] organisation. While working full time, I am also studying in my spare time for a course [subject here] to help further my career. I am a dedicated and committed person who takes responsibility for my professional development—in my current position as a [position here] in the private sector, working on a number of high-level projects which require me to have specific qualities and skills. Some of the skills I have amassed throughout my working life include excellent leadership, delegation and influential skills. These skills are vital to maintaining an efficient and productive working environment as a leader. I have sound communication skills when communicating with clients, colleagues and external stakeholders. I can remain calm when placed under pressure. I have good organisation abilities and can prioritise tasks, ensuring work is completed to the correct standards and a set deadline.

What sets me apart from other candidates is that I have an excellent knowledge of the NHS Values, and I already apply these in my current position as they match my working values. I have also contracted on a number of occasions for the NHS, so I have a good working knowledge of the organisation. I believe that my skills, qualifications and experience make me a strong candidate for this position.

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What is a given I that throughout the selection process, you will be required to demonstrate that you not only have an excellent knowledge of the NHS values, but you already demonstrate these in your working and personal life. Make sure you are able to demonstrate these within the supporting information section of the NHS application form.

Regardless of the duties, all staff are required to demonstrate the NHS values in their daily work. There are six NHS values that apply to all workers, including consultants, nurses, doctors, administrative staff, hospital porters, healthcare assistants, dental assistants and surgeons, laboratory technicians, and secretaries. The six NHS values are as follows:

Working together for patients

Patients must always come first in everything you do working in the NHS.

Everyone counts

Working in the NHS means maximising resources to make sure they benefit everyone. It will be your duty to ensure no person is discriminated against, excluded, or left behind. Inclusive working is very much at the heart of the NHS.

Respect and dignity

Without respect and dignity, the NHS would not be able to provide outstanding service and care. Respect and dignity apply to everyone, including patients, their family and relatives, contractors, suppliers, and work colleagues.

Improving lives

Every contact you have with a patient in the NHS should be used to improve their health and wellbeing. Working in the NHS is not limited to assessment, treatment, and care, it is about advice and education, too.

Commitment to quality of care

The highest standards of care must be maintained at all times in your NHS duties. You must seek to improve, learn, provide the right quality and standards of care, and work to earn the trust that has been placed in you by the patients.


The NHS would not be the service it is today without compassion and empathy. NHS staff ensure that compassion, kindness, and understanding are central to everything they do.

To help you prepare for the NHS assessment process, including the tough NHS interviews, we have provided you with several NHS values workplace assessment test questions below. Give the questions a try and see if you can answer them correctly.

PLEASE NOTE! Some NHS trusts will have their own values as opposed to the NHS values, so please check your responses to cover the specific values of the trust you are applying to. However, these will be very similar to overall NHS values, so you should be able to cater for both.

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