Meetings were held roughly every month, and the minutes of each meeting start with noting date, time and place. Items standard at each meeting: Present, letters and messages of regret, minutes of previous meeting, matters arising, correspondence, reports of standing committees (Finance Committee, Professional Association Committee, Establishment and General Purposes Committee, Education Committee, Public Health Section, Branches Standing Committee, Sister Tutor Section, Scottish Board, Committee for Northern Ireland, Private Nurses Section, Student Nurses Central Representative Council) and date of next meeting.
In 1951, Council members discussed:
Royal Society of Medicine and building leases
Nurses trained abroad
Visit of Her Majesty Queen Mary
Establishment of the Birmingham Centre for Nursing Education
Statutory Instruments — lengthy discussion regarding nurses as ‘workmen’ and recognition as a trade union
Money raised for the Education Appeal Fund at premiers of the film 'The Lady with the Lamp'
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 1951, and the other from 21 Jun to 20 Dec 1951. These volumes are kept in Store A.