Our briefing sets out how nurse staffing levels and patient safety have been compromised due to a Government failure to ensure a supply pipeline of newly qualified registered nurses across England, and the UK. This failure has come about because of a lack of UK Government-level responsibility for ensuring there is an adequate supply of nurses to meet the needs of our patient population. This means shifts are short-staffed and patient care is put at risk. People in need of support are faced with service closures, longer waits for treatments as a result of a lack of workforce planning. This briefing has been sent to MPs ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on staffing levels in the NHS on Tuesday 11th December.