Meetings were held once a month. 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 1962 the topics discussed by Council include:
The European Common Market
Salary negotiations and the effect of the national situation
Compulsory early retirement on efficiency grounds
British Federation of Business and Professional Women
The use of part-time nursing staff
The family's part in caring for the patient
Developments in nursing service
Five year plan
Royal charter revisions
Use of branch funds
Third British Congress on the history of medicine
Wearing of indoor uniform out of doors
Founders Day 1963
Relationship between the Royal College of Nursing and the Nursing Times
Nurses and midwives Whitley Council
Presidential chain of office
Communication between Council and members
Coat of Arms
National Council of Nurses
Minimum age of entry into the nursing profession
Impartial review of the nursing profession
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is signed. This volume is kept in Store B.
The other set is a copy of the original, split into two volumes. One volume runs from 18 Jan to 17 May 1962, and the other from 19 Jul to 13 Dec 1962. These volumes are kept in Store A.