NHS gets a revamp 17 July 2013 UK Report by Primedia Broadcasting published on 2013/07/17 07:07:21 +0000 Six major British National Health Service hospital groups have been taken over by new management following an investigation that unearthed a litany of blunders and poor management. In some cases, inspectors found under-manned hospitals, poor standards to cope with infections, poorly maintained operating theatres, or ones where patients were left ignored for hours on trolleys. Promising tougher standards for NHS managers, health secretary Jeremy Hunt warned that incapable executives would be fired and blocked from getting well- paid posts elsewhere in the service. Primary schoolchildren will be ranked against their peers across the country under Government proposals. Eleven-year-olds would sit tests and be put into 10% ability bands, with parents then being updated on their child's ranking. A British woman said she "burst into tears" when doctors told her she had flesh-eating maggots living in her ear after a trip to Peru. Rochelle Harris, 27, had started having severe headaches as she returned to UK following her visit to the South American country with her boyfriend. An emergency brain scan showed no damage had been done to her ear drum, blood vessels or facial nerve. But the medics did find that the maggots had chewed a 12mm hole in her ear canal.