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 1945, Council members discussed:
War Emergency Committee
Coat of Arms design
Equal pay and equal opportunity
Circumcision of women
Government white paper on a National Health Service
Victory in Europe (end of the Second World War in Europe)
Visit of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth to open the new library
Test examinations and aptitude tests
Trade unions activities
General Secretary's visit to America
Attempted suicide as a crime
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.