Meetings were held in January, March, April (emergency), May, June (emergency), July, September and November. 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 1980 the topics discussed by Council include:
The use of Council members' home telephone numbers
RCN conference on institutions
Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act
Health Services Bill
Lady Brabourne Memorial Appeal
Personal advisory service for nurses
Crisis in community care
Position of RCN members who are also RCN employees
Sale of RCN treasures
Council members and communication with the media
Extraordinary general meetings
Standing Commission on pay and comparibility report no 3
Lampada Housing Association
Seminar of Fellows of the RCN
Winifred Raphael Memorial lecture
Meeting with the minister of health
Nurses and midwives Whitley Council
Federated pension scheme
President's visit to Scotland and Wales
Retirement of the president, Eirlys Rees
Administration of prostaglandin by nurses (in abortions)
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is signed and covers two volumes. These volumes are kept in Store B.
The other set is a copy of the original, and also covers two volumes. These volumes are kept in Store A.