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 1950, Council members discussed:
Education Fund Appeal
Motto of the Royal College of Nursing
Shortage of cotton for nurses' uniform - other fabrics considered
Smallpox outbreak in Glasgow
Festival of Britain
Home for Elderly Nurses
Sale of Seaside Cottage, Bonchurch
Dangerous Drugs Act
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 19 Jan to 8 May 1950, and the other from 15 Jun to 21 Dec 1950. These volumes are kept in Store A.