Meetings were held once a month. 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 1953 the topics discussed by Council include:
Nation's Fund for Nurses
The coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Birmingham Education Centre
The death of Her Majesty Queen Mary, first Royal Patron of the College
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming Royal Patron
Lois Oakes' 'New Dictionary for Nurses'
Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust - the work of nurses in hospital wards
Rest breaks for nurses and midwives
Fees paid to lecturers of student nurses
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, split into two volumes. One volume runs from 22 Jan to 14 May 1953, and the other from 23 Jul to 17 Dec 1953. These volumes are kept in Store A.