Meetings were held roughly every month, and the minutes of each meeting start with noting date, time and place. Items standard at each meeting: Present, letters and messages of regret, minutes of previous meeting, matters arising, correspondence, reports of standing committees (Finance; Education; Establishment and General Purposes; Membership; Press and Publications; Private Nurses and Branches) and date of next meeting.
In 1939, Council members discussed:
Death of Sir Cooper Perry, secretary of the College 1931-1939 and a founder
National Nursing Reserve
Application to the Home Office and petition to the king for the title 'Royal'
The Royal College of Nursing - use of full title
Deputation to the Ministry of Health
War Emergency Committee
Civil Nursing Reserve
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. This volume is kept in Store A.