Meetings were held once a month. They are arranged in the following order: minutes of the previous meeting, minutes of current meeting, agenda of current meeting, papers of current meeting.
Items addressed at every meeting are: the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, matters arising, correspondence, Congress, membership matters, reports from committees, reports from national boards, use of the seal, membership numbers.
During 1952 the topics discussed by Council include:
Conditions of service
Loyal addresses to His late Majesty King George VI upon his death and to her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Nurses and midwives Whitley council
Association of the RCN with commercial undertakings
Durham County Council and 'closed shop' policy
The provision of pharmaceutical services in hospitals
Discharge of staff consequent upon reductions in establishment
Education Fund Appeal
Educational centre in Birmingham
King George VI Memorial Fund
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is signed. This volume is kept in Store B.
The other set is a copy of the original, split into two volumes. One volume runs from 17 Jan to 5 May 1952, and the other from 24 Jun to 18 Dec 1952. These volumes are kept in Store A.