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; minutes of previous open meeting; supporting papers for open agenda items; closed agenda, minutes of previous closed meeting; supporting papers for closed agenda items).
Items addressed at every meeting are: the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, matters arising, General Secretary's report, adminstrative matters, staffing matters, committee and national boards' reports and a public affairs briefing.
During 1999 the topics discussed by Council in open sessions include:
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) Centennial
Priorities and objectives 1999 and beyond
Devolution of the governance of the RCN
The role of the RCN president
Services for assaulted members
The procedure for the election of Council members
The Woolf reforms
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 two boxes of original loose papers, including supporting papers. These papers are kept in Store B.