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Video conferencing software for your NHS interview


Your NHS interview is likely to be held on a video conferencing software. We’ve created this article so that you can find out the details of which online video meeting platforms are most often used by NHS hospitals for their interviews.

Microsoft Teams

In Microsoft Teams, you can meet, chat, call and collaborate with everyone you work with – all in one place.

If your interview will be held on Microsoft Teams, you’ll be sent a diary invite with a link to join a Microsoft Teams meeting at the scheduled time and date.

You can sign up to Microsoft Teams for free. You can also download the app on both your desktop or mobile.

To sign up for a free Microsoft Teams account, click here.

To download Microsoft Teams on either your desktop or mobile, click here.

To familiarise yourself with Microsoft Teams, you can take a ‘Teams guided tour’ by clicking here.


Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only (or both).

If your interview will be held on Zoom, then you’ll either be sent a link to join a meeting or you’ll be sent a meeting ID (for you to input on the Zoom website or apps).

Both free and paid plans are available with Zoom. You can download their app on Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.

To visit the Zoom website, click here.

For videos and webinars on how to use Zoom and join a meeting, click here.


Skype is another service that enables people to make and receive free voice and video calls over the internet using a computer, web browser, or mobile phone.

To get started with Skype, you can download Skype to your device (desktop or mobile), create a free account and then sign in. You can also join a Skype call via your browser, without signing up or downloading the app, if a link is shared with you.

To download Skype, click here.

To find out more about using Skype, click here.

Cisco Webex

Webex Meetings lets you host or join online meetings with HD video, audio and screen sharing. 

You can sign up to Cisco Webex for free and download their software/app on macOs, Windows, the apple store or on Android.

To download Cisco Webex, click here.

For video tutorials on how to use Cisco Webex, click here.

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