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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:322
  1. Hervey Vaughan Williams, medical manager
  1. Mosvold Hospital, Ingwavuma, South Africa

    Regulations regarding the composition of interview panels may prove to be a surprising force for integration, but in a slightly different way than intended. There has been substantial restructuring of hospital establishments over the past nine months. Medical superintendents have been replaced by hospital managers, along with medical, nursing, human resources, financial, and systems managers. All these new posts have to be advertised, and applicants interviewed, for which an interview panel is needed.

    The regulations for KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health state that the panel should consist of five members, of which a minimum of three should be …

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