Meetings were held in January, March, June, July, September and November. 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 1974 the topics discussed by Council include:
Library of nursing - thesis collection project
Reorganisation of the membership structure
Sale of headquarters site and Lambeth site
The extending role of clinical nursing
Standards of geriatric care
Agencies for the supply of nurses
Conditions in nurses' homes
University and college health nursing structure
Senior State Enrolled Nurse allowance (Acting Ward Sister)
Establishment of a home for elderly or retired nurses
Nurse of the year award
Relocation of RCN headquarters
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, which has been split into two volumes. These volumes are kept in Store A.
There is an additional folder containing agendas and action sheets for each meeting, which are not included in the bound volumes. This is kept in Store A.