Meetings were held every few months, in January, April, July and October. Each meeting is split into open and closed sessions (in the following format: closed agenda, supporting papers for closed agenda items, open agenda; supporting papers for open 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 1994 the topics discussed by Council in open sessions include:
International Council of Nurses (ICN) resolutions 1993
Changes to the NHS regional structure
Five-year review of the RCN from 1989 - 1994
RCN History of Nursing Society
Royal Charter of the Royal College of Nursing
The topics discussed by Council in closed sessions include:
IANE (Institute of Advanced Nursing Education) board of governors
RCN resources 1994-1996
Scutari Projects Ltd
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. This set includes an additional copy of the April meeting papers. These papers are kept in Store B.