Meetings were held in January, March, May, July, August, 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 1979 the topics discussed by Council include:
Preparation and education of nurse teachers
Nurses, midwives and health visitors bill
Private health care scheme of RCN members
Five year plan
Primary Care services
Nurse and midwives Whitley Council
Seclusion and restraint: the rights of patients and staff
Private sector health care
Bank loan for headquarters establishment
Affiliation to the TUC
A counselling service for nurses
Approve the constitutions of the Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh boards
Topics discussed 'in camera' (at a closed meeting):
Application for trade union/staff association recognition
Staffing problems including low pay and overworked staff
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.