Meetings were held every few months, in January, March, July and September. Each meeting is split into open and closed sessions (minutes of open session, minutes of closed session, agenda of open session, meeting papers for open sessions, agenda of closed session, meeting papers for closed session).
Items addressed at every meeting are: the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, matters arising, General Secretary's report, Congress, membership matters, education, employment policy, health and social policy, international, nursing policy, research and development, reports from national boards.
During 1991 the topics discussed by Council in open sessions include:
National vocational qualifications in health
Junior doctors hours
Royal garden party
75th anniversary of the Royal College of Nursing
Support for stewards
Terms and conditions for nurse teachers
The topics discussed by Council in closed sessions include:
Industrial action in special hospitals
Structure of council
Health care assistants
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set 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.