Revealed: NHS could take over social care, swelling budget to £150bn

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Exclusive: former Cameron policy chief drafted in to help with Johnson’s pledge to fix social care in England

Social care could be brought under the control of the NHS in England in a controversial move that would cause the health service’s budget to soar to £150bn, the Guardian has learned.

Downing Street has drafted in David Cameron’s former policy chief Camilla Cavendish to help finalise proposals designed to honour Boris Johnson’s pledge to “fix the crisis in social care”.

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