Meetings were held every few months, in January, March, July and October. Each meeting is split into open and closed sessions (in the following format: open agenda; supporting papers for open agenda items; closed agenda, supporting papers for closed agenda items, agendas of extraordinary meetings, supporting papers for extraordinary meetings).
Items addressed at every meeting are: the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, matters arising, General Secretary's report, membership matters, education, employment policy, health and social policy, international, nursing policy, research, reports from national boards.
During 1996 the topics discussed by Council in open sessions include:
European Union developments
Structure of Council
Nurses in leadership
The topics discussed by Council in closed sessions include:
RCN publishing company
Thirteenth report of nursing staff, midwives and health visitors: review body for nursing staff, midwives, health visitors and professions allied to medecine
RCN library removal to Wigmore Hall
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: one set covers four bound volumes containing copies of the original papers. These volumes are kept in Store A.
The other set consists of original loose papers, including supporting papers. These papers are kept in Store B.