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 Committee, Professional Association Committee, Establishment and General Purposes Committee, Education Committee, Public Health Section, Branches Standing Committee, Sister Tutor Section, Scottish Board, Committee for Northern Ireland, Private Nurses Section, Student Nurses Central Representative Council) and date of next meeting.
In 1944, Council members discussed:
Syllabus of the State Examinations and a comprehensive scheme of training
War emergency committee
Use of the term 'nurse-teacher'
Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth to be President of the Student Nurses' Association
National Advisory Committee for the Recruitment and Distribution of Nurses and MIdwives - essential work order
Government white paper on a national health service
Wedding dresses from the USA for British serving women
Coat of Arms
Visit from the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Frank Newsom Smith
Civilian nurse air raid victims fund
Home nursing arrangements in the National Health Service
Emergency measures: dispersal of RCN work and staff due to the risk of the enemy using V2 weapons on London
Death of Rachael Cox-Davies, founder and three-time President of the RCN
Seaside Cottage, Bonchurch, re-opening after military occupation had ended
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.