Meetings were held in January, March, May, 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 1983 the topics discussed by Council include:
Planning system for the RCN
Nurses and midwives pay review body
Welsh board constitution and regulations
Daphne Heald Research and Development Unit
Contracting out of services from the NHS
Nuclear war civil defence planning
Official opening of the refurbished headquarters - Her Majesty the Queen Mother
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.
There is an additional folder containing agendas which are not included in the bound volumes. This is kept in Store A.