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 1941, Council members discussed:
Division of Nursing within the Ministry of Health
War Emergency Committee
Compensation rates for civilians injured in the war
Air raid shelter in the basement of Cavendish Square
Silver jubilee of the RCN on 1 April 1941
Death of Dame Sidney Browne, first President of the RCN
Complaints about a matron at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and resulting industrial action
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.