Meetings were held every few months, in January, April, May, July and October. An additional special meeting of Council was held in March. 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, administrative matters, staffing matters, committee and national boards' reports and a public affairs briefing.
During 2001 the topics discussed by Council in open sessions include:
Devolution of RCN Governance
Widening the membership
Pay Award and Pay Modernisation
NHS Pay Modernisation Talks
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Association of Nursing Students (ANS)
Advisory Panels of Fields of Practice
Industrial action at John Radcliffe Hospital Accident and Emergency Department
Council member elections
Review of Governance Committees
RCN Institute Board of Governors
RCN International Affairs
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.
A third set consists of digital minutes and papers.
The physical sets are indexed.