When it comes to an interview, you can never be entirely sure what questions you will be faced with. But you can do a lot to help yourself by preparing for different types of questions in advance. Even if they do not all come up, just having prepared for them should give you a confidence boost on the day.
It can sometimes be difficult to talk positively about your previous position, especially if you are asked to explain why you left, or are leaving. If you do talk about any problems you have faced in other jobs, make sure you explain the situation as fully and honestly as possible - do not leave interviewers with doubts about your level of commitment.
Often, interviewers like to ask for specific experiences which prove certain abilities or characteristics. This is of course made a lot easier if you can think of examples during your preparation. And remember, even if you are asked for an example of a skill you have not thought about before, you may well be able to adapt those responses you have planned.
Whether the question is phrased in terms of how colleagues see you or how you approach working with a team, the important thing here is to find a balance between confidence and modesty. You should emphasise your ability to lead if and when the situation requires it, but also show a willingness to compromise and learn from others around you. Examples are the best way to prevent any of this sounding too vague.
Here, the obvious advice would be to put a positive spin on whatever you suggest; for example, "I probably chat a bit too much, but then again patients often seem to appreciate that". This can be a good technique, but be careful not to be flippant in your response. To talk seriously about a genuine flaw which you recognise in yourself is an impressively honest approach - as long as you sound positive about the prospects for improvement.
Once again, there is no substitute for thorough preparation here. If you have never heard of a certain government initiative, then any attempts to muddle your way through will probably fall flat on their face. Equally you do not want to sound as though you have already made up your mind about every issue relating to the NHS. Aim to sound both informed and open minded.
Although this probably will not be a make-or-break issue, questions about your hobbies and interests still require a considered response. Generally speaking, the more vague you are, the less interesting you will sound. For example, to say you like travelling does not reveal very much, but to say you have developed a particular love of southern Italy instantly improves your answer. The same goes for other broad activities such as 'socialising', 'reading' and 'watching films'.
Remember if you do not know the answer to an interview question, it is not the end of the world. You are not expected to know every single thing about the NHS or the job you are applying for, and it is fine to say 'sorry, I don't know the answer to that'. But if you prepare fully, you should have a good chance of being able to answer most questions that come your way. Good luck.