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, RCN priorities and objectives, RCN Congress, committee and national boards' reports and policy items.
During 1998 the topics discussed by Council in open sessions include:
Improving the way we work
Statutory review of the UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC)
Branch pilot scheme
Health care assistants and their RCN membership
Fairness at Work
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.
An additional set of records consists of digital papers.